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Rescue U volunteers finish projects at Kentucky shelters

Petfinder.com Foundation's Rescue U trip to Kentucky wrapped up this week with tired volunteers and happy animals enjoying the improved facilities at the Rowan County Animal Shelter and Menifee County Animal Shelter.

Rescue U puppy heading northThe dogs are now resting on raised dog beds in newly fenced and newly roofed kennels, while the cats received new indoor and outdoor play areas, providing these rescued pets with comfort and safety while they wait for their forever homes.

Students from three Kentucky colleges (Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky) and Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley College worked at the Kentucky shelters along with local volunteers. Other highlights of the trip included a full-day educational seminar for 15 local animal rescue groups.

To help relieve overcrowding at the Kentucky shelters, sixty-five dogs were transported to shelters and rescue groups in the Northeast including St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, Furry Friends in Ontario, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Virginia, and Animal House Rescue, Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue, and Worthy Tails Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania. These groups have less dogs for adoption and this move greatly improves the chances for all sixty-five to be adopted quickly into a forever home. All of them will be featured soon on the Petfinder.com webpages of these rescue organizations.

More photos of the Rescue U's recent trip can be seen here.

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