Local Volunteers Help Save Dogs

Local Volunteers Help Save Dogs

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Courtesy: Stefan Buchholz Courtesy: Stefan Buchholz

Seven dogs all the way from Kentucky made a stop in the north country to run around and get some water before they made the last leg of their trip.

They're going across the border to the SPCA of Western Quebec, and from there, will be adopted.

"It's one of the best things I've ever done in my life," said Lee LaVanchard, East Coast Paws transporter.

LaVanchard and Kimberly Quen picked up the group in Sandy Creek and brought them to the welcome center by the Thousand Islands Bridge.

It's a stop they make frequently.

"It's all volunteer driving different legs to get these dogs to a better place," said LaVanchard.

Volunteers say this helps dogs get a second chance at life.

"The shelters that they're coming from are kill shelters. These dogs are usually on their last leg and, if not adopted here in the United States, will be killed," said Quen.

Stefan Buchholz with the SPCA of Western Quebec says he's happy to help bring these dogs to his community.

"It's incredible. Within a week or two, we have dogs that look like they've been through absolute hell that end up in beautiful families," he said.

It's a long drive, but worth it, for a chance to help save these pups.

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