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During these tough economic times, when more dogs are being surrendered than ever before, shelters are looking for innovative ways to get their animals adopted....

Horst Hoefinger  |  Mar 26th 2009


During these tough economic times, when more dogs are being surrendered than ever before, shelters are looking for innovative ways to get their animals adopted.

The North Shore Animal League came up with an idea that involves dogs, a bus, and a road trip. They’re hitting the road to encourage people to adopt rescues.

Dogs and cats on a bus, that’s pretty much the gist of what the North Shore Animal League is up to this time of year.

“We’re traveling across the country to 25 different cities,” said Mike Novellino from the League.

Two mobile units travel thousands of miles to spread one message.

“There are so many homeless animals in these types of shelters that this is where would be the best place to save a life,” he said. Events like this one not only help the adorable pets and the shelter but some people say rescued cats and dogs actually make better pets.

“They just seem to know that they’ve been rescued. They’re very grateful. They’re very thankful that they got a home and there’s a 6th sense that they know they probably escaped death,” said Kelly Farrell who attended the event looking to adopt a dog.

Having always adopted rescues I have to agree with Farrell’s statement. I truly believe they know they were given a second chance.

When you come home from work wouldn’t you like to open your door and see a tail wagging bundle of unconditional love?

* Pic courtesy Glen Weston/wptv.com