Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Super Transporters Travel to Col. Potter!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes

KB, a 2.8 year old Black Brindle Female, dob 3/3/11
 
MMS, a 1.9 year old Light Wheaten Female, dob 1/12/12


PK, a 4 year old Wheaten Female, dob 9/29/09

 
IC, a 5.5 month old Wheaten Male, dob 5/14/13

 
RB, a 2.5 month old Black Brindle Male, dob 8/13/13

 
DK, a 2.5 month old Black Brindle Male, dob 8/13/13

 
KD, a 2 month old Black Brindle Female, dob 8/29/13

CM, a 2 month old Black Brindle Female, dob 8/29/13

Transport... What is a transport?   Transporter... Who is a transporter???  According to Merriam Webster - 1trans·port. transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈpȯrt, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ\. : to carry (someone or something) from one place to another; 2 transporter. noun\ : one that transports

This weekend was a perfect example of the importance of our Col. Potter Transports and those who are Transporters!  It doesn't do CP any good to rescue Cairns if we can't get them to their Foster Homes.  It would be great if we had Foster Homes located everywhere a Cairn's intake might occur, but we don't.  The vast majority of times, we have to transport the Rescued Cairn to a Foster Home which, very often, is hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles away. 

That's where our Transport Team comes into play.  These Volunteers work behind the scenes to plan and arrange the ground transport of our Cairns to Foster Homes, and then the Transporters - the Volunteers who actually get behind the wheel of their vehicle - give up part of their weekend to drive our Cairns.  In essence, our CP Transporters are Cairn Chauffeurs, driving the Limousines of Freedom, their destination: the chance for a new, wonderful life for our Rescued Cairns!

We have many Transporters who drive the Limousines of Freedom, but we have some that, over the years, have gone above and beyond.  There are volunteers who have driven cross-country transports, driven thousands of miles to attend auctions or pick-up furkids from breeders, or who have driven multiple transport legs in a single transport to insure a Cairn reaches it's Foster Home.

Our recent Transport Volunteer Video covered the overall elements of this vital team, A to Z.  Thanks to everyone who made pledges, those who volunteered to become a new member of our CP Transport Team, and Marie S. and everyone else who watched the video over and over again, picking out faces - Cairn and otherwise - to help us raise our pledge totals, we are thrilled to be able to honor some of our Super Transporters!  These eight Rescued Cairns now carry some very Special Initials.  Can you guess who they are named for?

Introducing CP's Super Transporters:

KB, a 2.8 year old Black Brindle Female, dob 3/3/11
MMS, a 1.9 year old Light Wheaten Female, dob 1/12/12
PK, a 4 year old Wheaten Female, dob 9/29/09 
IC, a 5.5 month old Wheaten Male, dob 5/14/13
RB, a 2.5 month old Black Brindle Male, dob 8/13/13
DK, a 2.5 month old Black Brindle Male, dob 8/13/13
KD, a 2 month old Black Brindle Female, dob 8/29/13
CM, a 2 month old Black Brindle Female, dob 8/29/13

If you are not signed up to be a CP Transporter, please consider completing the Transport Volunteer form.  When you see a plea for transport help, please consider helping out, or spreading the word to your family, friends, neighbors - anyone who might be able to Chauffeur a Limousine of Freedom.  These eight beautiful Cairns found their way to Freedom because of a very special Cairn friend who, once again, gave up her Saturday to get these kids to safety.  She's a true Super Transporter herself and was happy to help CP's Super Transporters on their Initial road trip!

Please Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CP Foster Home Application form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Watch CP Transport Video Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ZyVj2ehu4
Watch CP Transport Video Version II: http://youtu.be/JtoVvLbH59Q





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