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.