Driver Phil Broussard leads a German shepherd onto the Rescue Express bus in San Fernando, Calif. The organization tries to save animals by transporting them to adoption groups in the Pacific Northwest, where euthanasia rates are lower. (Patrick T. Fallon for The Washington Post)
The first rule, of course, is to spay or neuter your pets. And that message seems to be getting out there, which is great. Besides transport organizations, there are numerous formal and informal networks of pet owners that will come together to transport pets — sometimes long distances, often via relay — in order to reach their “forever homes”. Truly inspiring.