Wednesday, June 30, 2010

40 Hours till Departure!

It is 40 hours till our scheduled departure and we couldn't be more excited! Claire has already baked cookies to keep our sweet tooth in check. If you wonder how far we will go to save lives, look at the map below:

Be sure to check on our blog tomorrow as we will find out who our lucky passengers will be!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

About Shelby Humane & the Shelter Partners Program

Since November 22, 2006, more than 3,337 Shelby Humane Society canines have found new homes with families in New Hampshire. Shelter Partners moves pets from Shelby County, which is experiencing extreme animal overpopulation, to shelters in states where the success and enforcement animal laws and spay and neuter laws and initiatives limit the number of pets available for adoption. Libby's Haven for Senior Canines helped us establish contacts in New Hampshire, and volunteers drive the dogs 19-23 hours to deliver them to our partnering shelters.

New Hampshire Humane Society, New Hampshire SPCA, the Humane Society for Great Nashua, Cocheco Valley Humane Society and Salem Animal Rescue League welcome Shelby Humane dogs to their New Hampshire facilities where the dog population is considerably less than that of Central Alabama. With rare exception, the dogs and puppies transferred are placed with adoptive families within a few days of becoming available for adoption at our partner shelters. As of August 2009 Shelby Humane also partners with Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine.

Please visit the Shelter Partners picture page which includes adoption day photos and updates for many of the dogs that have benefited from this wonderful program

Save a Life - Sponsor a Dog for the Next Shelter Partners trip!

Each Shelter Partners trip costs SHS $750-850. For $50, you can sponsor one of the dogs leaving our shelter to go to New Hampshire. We will send you a picture of the dog that benefits from your kindness and any information we have about it. You can sponsor a dog for the Shelter Partners program at

You can also donate to the Shelter Partners program through Jenny's fundraising page: Donating through Firstgiving is totally secure and goes directly to Shelby Humane.

About the Drivers

Claire and Jenny are new friends who share a common thread - the passion to help. Together they will embark on Jenny's sixth Shelter Partners trip and Claire's first trip in an effort to save more lives.

Jenny Miller is a lawyer by day and a transporter by weekend. She grew up in Shelby County with a love of animals that has never wavered. She became inspired to join the board of directors of Shelby Humane Society after the passing of her dog, Indy Puppy, in July 2008. She has served as the President of the Board since January, 2010. Indy Puppy joined Jenny's family after being abandoned to a local rescue group in Indianapolis, Indiana where she was living during law school. Indy had such a love of life that Jenny did not want him to be forgotten. Each trip to New Hampshire is in memory and in honor of Indy Puppy. This is Jenny's sixth Shelter Partners trip since 2009. Support Shelter Partners in honor of Indy Puppy (and all those like him) at

Claire Woodall is a law student at the University of Virginia and is actively involved in pro bono work. Although she only has one playful cat right now, she can't wait to adopt a dog (or three) when she gets a "real" job. She is doing the Shelter Partners trip in honor of her two family dogs - Cookie and Cassie. Cookie, 14 yrs old, is a three-legged wonder dog who has brought tremendous joy to her entire family's hearts. Cassie, 13 yrs old, is a big ball of fluff and remains silly in her old age. Both dogs were shelter rescues.