David Bourke loves to help animals
, especially dogs. He recently traveled over 1,800 miles to assist in relocating 22 pooches as part of a rescue effort, the Cheraw Chronicle
Bourke and his wife, Karen, operate an animal rescue
transport service in Tennessee called The Wagging Dog. They were asked help transport the canines to the Last Chance Animal Rescue in Southampton, New York.
He estimates that he has helped save over 2,000 dogs over the past two years, and enjoys making a difference in the lives of the pets and their potential owners.
"The best part of my job is pulling in to New York and unloading the dogs from the carriers. There are families with children there and kids are shouting 'there's my dog,'" he told the news source.
Bourke's animal transportation service helps relocate the pups from shelters that are overcrowded and would most likely euthanize the animals, to ones that have space to accommodate them.
According to the Humane Society, six to eight million animals are cared for by rescue shelters every year in the United States.