Help needed for transport runs

Thankfully these runs are now sorted. Thank you very much to those who contacted us to offer help, or shared our urgent pleas. There will be many more requests for help with transporting older dogs in need into our care, so if this is something you would like to help with in the future, please read our Transport Volunteers page and then get in touch if you feel you could help.

If you are a Facebook user, please also ‘like’ our Oldies Club page if you haven’t already, as we often post our transport requests there.

We’re urgently trying to arrange transport runs for older dogs coming into foster. If you can help, please email ASAP with details of which dog and which part of the run you can help with. Thank you :-)

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*NOW SORTED* URGENT VENUS MUST BE MOVED TODAY SUNDAY 12TH APRIL – We need to move Venus a 9/10 years old female black Labrador to her temp foster home from Dundee DD4 to Stockton on Tees TS19

The full route is:

M90, A89/A8, M8, A720, A68, A696, A1, A1(M), A177

She needs to travel in a safe and secure manner. Behind a sturdy dog guard or in a large crate so she can’t get through to driver. Care to be taken when placing in and out of vehicles and passing between handlers incase she manages to break free. Other animals and children cannot travel in vehicle at same time otherwise our insurance cover is invalid.

We advise against modifying your vehicle incase this causes a problem with your insurers. We also advise you to notify your insurers you are helping rescue on a voluntary basis so they can put a note on your record. There should be no charge for this.

We can reimburse petrol costs for this run

If you can help could you please advise where you can meet up either side of your journey by email to treasurer@oldies.org.uk

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We need to move two dogs (Springer & GSD) from Debenham (IP14) to to near Milton Keynes (MK19) on Sunday 12 April 2015.

The dogs must travel in secure manner, as above. No other animals or children in vehicle.

NB different contact email address for this one – please email: oldies@oldies.org.uk

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*NOW SORTED* We need to move Smudge a 7/8 years old black and tan Collie to his foster home on Saturday 11 April 2015 from Dundee DD11 to
Oldham OL4 – help needed for missing link from Glasgow to Penrith

The full route is:

M90, A9, M9, M80, M73, M74, A74, M6, M61, M60, M62, A627 taking approx 5 hours driving time so longer with the stops when
handing over.

He needs to travel in a safe and secure manner. Behind a sturdy dog guard or in a large crate so he can’t get through to driver. Care to be taken when placing in and out of vehicles and passing between handlers in case he manages to break free. Other animals and children cannot travel in vehicle at same time otherwise our insurance cover is invalid.

We advise against modifying your vehicle in case this causes a problem with your insurers. eg putting your seats down to make more room. We also advise you to notify your insurers you are helping rescue on a voluntary basis so they can put a note on your record. There should be no charge for this.

We can reimburse petrol costs for this run

If you can help could you please advise where you can meet up either side of your journey by email to treasurer@oldies.org.uk

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*NOW SORTED* We need to move 2 crossbreed girls to foster home on Saturday 11 April 2015 from Accrington Lancashire BB5 to Sheerness, Kent ME12. We need help from Keele services to Watford area.

The route is M65, M6, M1(S), M25, A282, M25, A2, M2 taking approx 4.5 hours driving time.

They need to travel in a safe and secure manner. Behind a sturdy dog guard so they can’t get through to driver. Care to be taken when placing in and out of vehicles and passing between handlers incase they¬† manage to break free. Other animals and children cannot travel in vehicle at same time otherwise our insurance cover is invalid.

We can reimburse petrol costs for this run

If you can help could you please send an email and advise what day/s you are free and which part of the run you can help with/where you can meet up. Email address to contact for this is treasurer@oldies.org.uk thanks

Thank you :-)