DogBreedStore.com is donating $9,000 of dog related gifts to Operation Roger this week. And what is Operation Roger?
Operation Roger is based in Joshua, Texas and is a non-profit that was started to help rescue animals move across country to their new homes. Dedicated truckers volunteer to make this happen.
As an advocate for rescue and especially older dog rescue, I hear of needy dogs on one coast who could find love with a forever family on the other coast, if only there was a way to get them there. It really is a dilemma as most of the readily available transportation is very expensive and rescues run on shoestring budgets. Fortunately though Operation Roger has stepped up and taken on the huge task of organizing a network of commercial truck drivers who have volunteered their time and accommodations so these dogs and cats can find their forever homes even if they are far far away. The truckers take on only one or two animals, in the cab of their truck, and provide love and care for them as they make their way to their next home.
In September this non-profit will celebrate their fifth year of operation. But in an effort to make more truckers aware of what they do, they are seeking sponsors so they can attend a the Mid America Truck Show in Kentucky in March 2011. This is their one big opportunity each year to spread the word and get other truckers interested. They are in need of a van to rent so they can transport their booth and educational material, gasoline for the trip, accommodations for the week, and gift items for the auction. To help with the fundraising effort DogBreedStore.com is donating a van full of assorted giftware to be auctioned off at the event. This organization helps animals in difficult situations get another chance at a good life with a family who wants them or a shelter or rescue group who fells they can help them. It would be great if we could all chip in and help them out so that could get to this conference and spread the word!