Catster and Dogster Railroads Lauded
Big, happy meows for the Catster and Dogster Railroads!!!! You pups and kits are the best!!!
Just in case you missed it, here's an article from Boston.com that makes some big barks about our very own Catster and Dogster Railroads!
Whiskers and well-wishers ride this railroad
Online relay system unites pets, adopters
By Robbie Brown, Globe Correspondent
Facing a death sentence in West Virginia, Jillian and Jasper traveled 1,245 miles by car, truck, and van over 21 hours, finally crossing the border and arriving safely in New Brunswick, Canada.
Jillian, age 1, and her kitten Jasper are petite, yellow-eyed Manx. For their getaway, the cats received help from 14 pet lovers from seven states, each of whom drove the cats one leg of the trip and passed them on to the next driver. The pet enthusiasts coordinated the journey through the website Catster Railroad. Like the website Dogster Railroad, the Catster Railroad facilitates the transportation of homeless animals from over-stuffed shelters to open-armed adopters, no matter how far-flung.
"It's a miracle," said Sally Holland, a 53-year-old motivational counselor who made arrangements to adopt Jasper and Jillian online from a shelter but could not afford to pick them up. "On these websites, if you ask people, they will help," said Holland, who couldn't hold back tears when she picked up the cats in Maine for the final leg home.