Saturday, August 13, 2016 – Luta is a 10 month old male, pulled by a rescue in Michigan, coming into ABMR and headed to his foster home with Jack Beckwith in Illinois.

Luta’s angels include: Doug Gries, who evaluated, vetted and transported; drivers Doug Gries, Kathy Zadroga, Kate and Bev Holaday, Steven Plant, Elizabeth E’Elia and Ken Simmons.

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And not least, thank you to Jennessee Gray with 313 K9 & Kittie Rescue who originally rescued Luta and contacted us to help with his placement. We wish Jennessee all the best with her fosters.

Luta seemed to thoroughly enjoy this trip and has settled in very well. Thank you to all who played a part in rescuing this wonderful boy. Luta (now known as Khan) will be available for adoption shortly.

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Kyte, currently in foster care with ABMR State Coordinator Angela Maddux in Kingsland GA, is headed to her forever home with Sarah Clark in Kempner TX. That’s a trip of 1100 miles!

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A huge thank you and heartfelt appreciation to Kyte’s volunteer transporters: Angela Maddux; Vicky Sydorowicz; Suzie Goodland, Nancy Goyert; Saundra Ingram; Sammie Evans; Crystal Gaugler; Brett Greene; Lori Covington and to forever mom Susan Clark.

Tres did undergo surgery to remove her front leg and she is doing very, very well. We wish her a lifetime full of adventures, love and companionship!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Katia is a 7 year old female Malinois who is coming into rescue from the Faxon Animal Care & Adoption Center in Fall River MA. She is headed to her foster home with Lisa Doan in Indiana.

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We would like to thank Katia’s wonderful drivers for making this trip possible for her. We went right down to the wire on Friday before all legs were either filled or absorbed by current drivers. Thank you to Kelly Gallagher, Carol Van Rienen, Mark Musser, Michaela Hruskova, Anka Andrews and Richard Ball, Sara Longenberger (and her little co-pilot), Cheryl Barton, Lee and Lyn Nelson and Lisa Doan.
We would also like to thank Renee Dumont and the staff at Faxon for contacting ABMR and for working with us to get Katia into rescue.

It was a very long day for all involved, departing Fall River around 8:30 a.m. and not getting home until the very wee hours of Sunday morning… AWESOME team, AWESOME Malinois!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday – July 2, 2016 – Izzy is a male Malinois pulled from a shelter situation in the Michigan area by another rescue who then got in touch with ABMR. He received sorely needed medical attention through the efforts of the rescue who pulled him and was then delivered to Robin Barfoot, who was his short-term foster in Michigan. He is now headed to his foster home in Alabama with Hillary Sansone.

Thank you to drivers Kari MacPherson (Kari is with the other rescue and provided medical assistance, transport, etc), Doug Haskell, Sue Walker, Melissa Moerland, Linda Allen, Susan Wilkinson, Linda Askey and Hillary Sansone. This was a 2-day run that, by Thursday, became pretty evident that we were not going to be able to fill it, so through the efforts of our drivers who stretched out and accommodated time changes, we changed to a 1-day run and Izzy made it all the way on Saturday. AWESOME!!!

Izzy is a real sweetheart/wild-child and should be up on the website, searching for his forever home, very shortly. As you can see, he has the Belgian Flip gene. Thank you all so much for making this happen for Izzy. His first years were not good ones and he came into rescue with allergies and skin conditions that are now on the mend and he is feeling sooooo much better.

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Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Apollo has just recently come into rescue and has been with short term foster Sandy Shepherd. He now has a foster home with John Segars in Arkansas.

A huge thank you to all our wonderful drivers, Sandy Shepherd, Cathy Sass, Karen Mayol-Tutt, Beth Beck-Marts, Anne Petry, Tara Liuzzo, Kendra Eads, Leslie Kimes Hall and John Segars.

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Everyone enjoyed themselves, especially Apollo! Thank you all so very much for getting him to John. I’m sure we will be seeing this wonderful boy up on the website for adoption shortly – he is a special boy!
Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Lexi has been adopted and is headed to her forever home in Florida with Amanda Olney.

A HUGE THANK YOU!!! to drivers Ellen Pauly, Elaine Asper, Tracy McClung, Stephanie Lewis, Gail Ponder, and to adoptive mom Amanda Olney who met Lexi in Byron GA.

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Wishing Lexi and Amanda the most wonderful of adventures for years and years to come!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Katie’s time has finally come! She is headed to her forever home after having been in foster care with ABMR State Coordinator Jennifer Harrison for 10 months and now the perfect home has been found for her.

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Our heartfelt thank you to drivers Jennifer Harrison, Elaine Asper, Ellen Pauly, Michele Wells, Sheila Cindric, Mike Westcott, Reagen Wilson, Martha and Rod Paschal, Charlotte Grove and new mom Donna Carmody who met Katie in Baltimore.

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They made it look easy, driving I-85 and I-95 on a holiday weekend! Congratulations to Katie and Donna! Congratulations drivers on a job very well done!!!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

April 16 and 17, 2016 – Sandee is headed from intake in southern Florida, to her foster home in Pennsylvania. Earlier in the week she was transported from southern Florida up to Kingsland GA to be in a better position for the ride north and so it could be accomplished in 2 days. A big thank you to Coordinators Angela Maddux and Cindy Richard, and huge thanks to Kelli Cristin Gavaghan who drove Sandee a whopping 265 miles from Jupiter to Jacksonville. Sandee is a 6 year old spayed female who obviously loves car rides and people.

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Heartfelt thanks go out to Coordinators and drivers Cindy Richard and Angela Maddux, drivers Cheryl Nelson, Becky Baker and Debbie Keebler, Sue and Dennis Card, Russ Raniszewski, Barbara Bozeman, Hazel and Gerry Michael, Susan and Jim Hynes, Claibourne Jackson, Sharon Mangus, Jennifer Loach who overnighted on Saturday and drove to PA on Sunday to meet foster family Kim and Curt Zellers. I think Sandee also had another driver coming up from Florida to GA and will add that name in the future. We had some new drivers on this run (welcome!), some drivers who have been transporting for years, and some who drove the weekend before. An absolutely marvelous group of volunteers who handled Sandee with affection, care and experience. AWESOME TEAM!

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As you can see from the pictures, Sandee enjoyed herself immensely. She is now home with her foster family and should be up for adoption soon.
Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, 4/23/16 – Maddie made the trip to her forever home on Saturday. A huge thank you to foster mom Jan Saylors and drivers Linda Allen and Sue Walker. Maddie’s new family met her in Indiana. Sue had transported Maddie earlier this year, in January, to Jan for fostering, and received a big hug when they met up again on the trip north. Congratulations to the Mehring family and we wish Maddie a wonderful life!!!

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Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – Due to an urgent medical situation, Katie, Stryker and Farrah needed to be moved from their home in Florida to new fosters awaiting their arrival. There were actually 2 separate transports so we could accommodate all 3 dogs.

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Huge thanks go out to drivers Melissa Frye, Donna Moore, Coral Wages, Kathy Burnett, Angela Maddux, Kimberly Williams, Cheryl Nelson, Linda Shannon, Russ Raniszewski and Ruthanne Wilson who transported Stryker and Katie. Katie got off transport in Kingsland and Stryker continued on to Columbia SC to his foster home. As you can see from the picture, it was a pretty happy homecoming as Stryker is being fostered in a home where his brother lives.

Farrah had the wonderful opportunity of a straight thru ride to Jacksonville with Cynthia Strawn, where Angela met her coming in and transported her north. Thank you Cynthia!!!
Everyone is doing fine and we hope to have all in their new foster homes shortly. Thank you to all the drivers who put aside other activities to help Stryker, Katie and Farrah get safely to their destinations!!!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – Leshka made the trip from Florida to her foster home in Gaffney SC with Ellen Pauly today. Leshka had an awesome group of drivers who beautifully handled I-95 during a Saturday on Spring Break. Leshka was an excellent rider and happy to see each and every driver on her run.
A huge thanks to drivers Sean Conover, Flavia Downs, Paula Hayes, Cheryl Nelson, Becky Baker and Debbie, Brigitta Cochran Treanor, Annie Manchester and CJ, Annette Boette and Helen, and to driver and foster Ellen Pauly.

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Leshka is an excellent girl and will be up for adoption shortly.

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Pepper is a 4 year old female Malinois who originally came out of Texas. She recently made the trip from Texas up to her foster home with Kitty Pursley in Kansas. She was found alongside a highway, injured, presumable after being hit by a car, resulting in the amputation of her left front leg.

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Today Pepper, with the help of 3 amazing Pilots n Paws volunteers, made her way from Kansas City to her forever home in Michigan. Thank you to Kitty Pursley for fostering Pepper (saying goodbye is so hard to do); pilots Sam Taylor, Tom Bragg and Bill Garrison; and to her forever family, the Van Essen’s, who met her in Valparaiso IN.

We are so very happy for Pepper. She is one incredible girl! Wishing you fantastic adventures with your new family!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 – Lobo was pulled from the shelter in Burgaw today and transported to his foster home in Winnsboro SC. Thank you to drivers Sara Anderson, Pat Dukes and Barry Gilbert. The Gilbert family will be fostering Lobo.

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 – Sammy was transported from short-term foster care with ABMR Coordinator Jennifer Harrison, to his foster home in Louisiana with Brett Green. We had an excellent team and our thanks go out to drivers Jennifer Harrison, Helena Uber-Wamble, Beth McFarlane, Crystal Gaugler and Brett Green. Sammy is an 11 month old male who loves hot dogs and giving kisses. Awesome transport – excellent team! Thank you so much!

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Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 – Maddie made the trip from Illinois to her foster home with Jan Saylors in Rock Island TN. Thank you to drivers Christine Reilly, Steve Plant, Sue Walker and Jan Saylors. She is a such beautiful girl.

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Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator

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