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Cache Humane Society: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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We partnered with Dog Is My Copilot (, a nonprofit animal-transport organization, to rescue 37 dogs from an over-capacity shelter in Merced, California. All dogs were over or approaching their due-out date and faced immediate euthanasia. The dogs were flown, free of charge, by Dog Is My Copilot. Petfinder Foundation support was used to vaccinate, spay/neuter, and care for the dogs in our no-kill shelter. As of March 25, 2016, 12 rescued dogs have already been adopted.

Cache Humane Society is the only shelter-based no-kill facility in northern Utah. We have high adoption rates and short times-in-residence for dogs, and we frequently have space to help out over-capacity [open-admission] shelters. The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration grant allowed us to respond to an urgent transfer request from a municipal shelter to transport 37 dogs to our facility. We found loving homes for more than 800 dogs in 2015; with the Petfinder Foundation's support, we hope to place 1,000 dogs in 2016.

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Vigo, Roxy, and Stella were about four weeks old when they were abandoned in the parking lot of a rural county animal-control facility. They were too young to be neutered and adopted, and no foster caregivers were able to take a litter. Cache Humane Society took them in, along with 34 other dogs, in a large rescue transfer. Dogs were transported, free of charge, by a private pilot through the nonprofit Dog Is My Copilot. They are happily in foster together and will be ready for adoption at 16 weeks.

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