As many San Francisco Bay Area residents know, we are experiencing a serious small dog overpopulation crisis, along with much of the rest of California. Local animal shelters are literally overflowing with Chihuahuas, terrier mixes, and tiny mutts of all stripes.
To help alleviate some of the overcrowding at our local city shelter, Oakland Animal Services, we rented a van this past Saturday and transported a dozen small pooches to Reno, where they were able to get a fresh start at the Nevada Humane Society. It was a great experience and the dogs were excellent little passengers - only two out of twelve had accidents in their crates!
These are some photos documenting "Operation Small Dog." Hopefully, it was the first of many transports!
P.S. Learn how you can help save lives as a transport volunteer! Click here for details from a previous post I wrote with a list of various transport groups across the country.