Saturday, April 17, 2010

Doggie Underground

We hope you are planning to enter our kids and pet photo contest. We can't wait to see your entry. Details here.

We found this information on the canine underground railroad interesting. We weren't aware one existed, although we know some of you volunteer regularly to transport dogs being moved from a kill situation to a temporary foster or a forever home. We hope each of you who do are greatly blessed by your kindness and generosity to these animals in need.

Volunteers lend hand to 'doggie underground'
By Gregory Korte

On a recent weekend, three dogs scheduled to be killed at rural Kentucky dog pounds were loaded into the back of a car and driven north, across the river and into Cincinnati, where a couple north of town gave them sanctuary for the night.

Within 24 hours, they would be in Canada.

Bill and Karen Bretz are a stop on what they call "the Doggie Underground Railroad" - a chain of dozens of volunteers who take dogs from southern states and carry them through Cincinnati on their way to new owners.

Indeed, the comparison to the 19th-century network used to secret slaves to freedom is uncanny, says Bill, a retired history teacher. "It follows almost the same darn route," he says.   Read the rest of the story here

If interested, here is another story on the subject -- Doggie Underground Railroad Spares Pups from Death.


  1. Hurray for the wonderful people who do this.


    I was so glad to see the article mention some of the factors that make this kind of transport necessary -

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Khyra's Mom

  3. Very interesting article. *sigh* So many critters in need.

    And the kids'n'pets entries are heartwarming. There've been no kids at the Casa so we'll just be enjoying other folks entries.

  4. What a wonderful thing for these people to do; I've never really heard of this and it's so great this exists...It's important and kind.

  5. Oh thank you for this very moving story! My goodness, my heart is still in my mouth!

    Those guys and gals are doing an amazing job - those poor doggies. Good for Canada!


    Take care

  6. What a pawsome story, thanks for sharing. ~AFSS

  7. It's heartwarming to learn about good people. Bless them!
    xx Lounge Kats

  8. Very interesting article and very nice people!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Yay for the dedicated kind folks who are involved. They help to restore faith in humanity.

  10. This proves that not EVERYBODY sucks. :-)


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