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Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: To improve the future of all domestic animals through relocation into rescue, foster and/or adoptive homes; to practice and promote foster and adoption programs; to build a national rescue outreach program through education, volunteers, self-support, animal advocates, rescue activities; and to use all reasonable means to carry out these objectives.

Results: In the last year we have moved hundreds of animals into wonderful, safe and loving homes.

Target demographics: relocate rescue animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of animals relocated into safe loving homes.

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: volunteer relocation relay transport.

Community Stories

133 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer driver for Kindred Hearts Transport & also provide weekend & week long stays for dogs being transported. By far the most satisfying & rewarding pasttime I have ever engaged in. I am always watching for a trip coming my way. The transport coordinators map out the routes & keep track of who is driving which portion, where the meeting points are & deal with any situations that arise. We all volunteer our time & gas to get the animals to safety & love & spoil them like they are our own. This is a fierce group of people who do not think twice when asked to fill a spot. I am proud to be a KHTC driver & look forward to many more miles & meeting many more fur friends!

1 Kerri H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most professional people to work with. They love and care for the animals in their charge. From start to finish they are amazing.

1 Roxann3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love driving these furbabies and meeting some wonderful folks. Organized and always ready to help. So blessed to be a part of this great program.

1 Diane169

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I transport for this group. They are organized, give very specific instructions and continual updates before and after our "transport legs." This group helps so many animals! Volunteers are treated with love and respect. Thank you for caring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love, love, love this caring and experienced group of volunteers. We have driven for them several times a year for several years. You never feel alone. Kindred hearts provides transporters hourly support and encouragement. The volunteers that we have met in our travels are awesome.

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kindredheartstransport 11/28/2015

Without wonderful people like you we could not do what we do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've driven for KHTC for 2 years now. What a wonderful volunteer gig this provides. All the critters take a little piece of my heart, but there is boundless love to give. Last year was super special as I got to transport 4 dogs that came all the way from Iran. I'm adding the picture of the two little guys from Iran that have a condition called cerebral Hypoplasia. They were going to a special needs dog sanctuary in Idaho and I got to be the driver in part of Oregon. Followed their progress and was overjoyed to learn they had been adopted together. Well, I can't find the picture :(

1 Mary490

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HD the honor of transporting Royce with my.cousin!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Easy to work with and doing good for animals. I drive a leg for them every few months when a dog's rescue journey passes thru my area. Trips are well organized and monitored.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has absolutely blown me away with what they can accomplish! The amount of dogs they have saved by constructing such an impressively expansive network of caring volunteers always energizes me to want to do more! Absolute miracle workers!

1 Marian6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've helped KHTC as a volunteer transporter several times. Their attention to detail makes complex cross-country transports go off like clockwork. And the work they do--getting rescued dogs to forever homes thousands of miles away is remarkable. Each transport is handled as a series of perhaps 100 mile legs, multiple legs in one day, so you can imagine the coordination involved.

Very, very impressive organization serving dogs and the individuals who want to adopt them.

1 Becky121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WOW! the BEST people and organization !!!!!!!!!!!! They help so many in need. Go beyond just the transport. I will always do my best when I am able to help them!

1 Christi11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Kindred Hearts. I honestly am not sure how I found them but their mission is incredible. The easiest way to explain it is just to tell our story how we were involved.

I came upon a story where they were looking for people to help take a section of a transport for a dog and a cat. In this case a section is referred to as a leg in the trip which is usually an hour or so long and then you meet up with another transport volunteer to take them through the next leg. So on and so forth til they reach their final destination. Well anyway, this was an unique dog breed that I forget now and I was intrigued and being that I love to drive, my family and I decided to spend a gorgeous summer afternoon helping. We met the previous transporter, got all the papers and supplies transferred and then finally met the fur children. While that cat was in a kennel and not real sure he was loving this idea; the dog was in Heaven! I think his name was Jax and he was HUGE but such a love bug! Turns out this transport was for a military family that had been transferred from GA to Alaska (talk about a shock to your system)! Now they were in Alaska and waiting on their awesome boys. I believe total transport took over month and lots of overnight stops and they were still working out details when we were on our part but it was the most awesome experience ever. I even asked is I could trade and keep the dog and cat and sending my son as he was being naughty that day!

All joking aside, we loved our transport and have even worked with some other rescues doing transports now because Kindred Hearts just doesn't have many going through our state. Anyway it was an absolute blast and I would do it again in a heart beat!

1 Shannon143

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I often transport for this organization; it is a caring and well oiled mechanism that survives solely on the concerns of animals and their welfare.

1 Coleen C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have driven/transported for this group and proud to be part of such a caring and professional group of people. Many checks and balances in place and KHTC sets the bar very high when it comes to pet transport!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of people. I am very proud to be part of this organization

1 Dawnmarie O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Well organized runs and just wonderful volunteers! We love helping when we can, and the animals make it so easy to want to help.

1 Amy_321

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love helping this transport group. Very organized, awesome coordinators.

1 Holly

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very well organized transports that run on time. I have enjoyed transporting for them a few times. Nice experience.

1 Susan528

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been transporters for Kindred Hearts Transport Connections for about two and a half years now. They are a stellar group and follow strict protocols to keep animals safe while they are being moved from the life they had to their new life. All transports are closely monitored and multiple references are checked for all drivers

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

KHTC is an amazing organization. Two weeks ago your amazing team of drivers got our rescue cat from Texas to Virginia. It was amazing to follow the volunteers as they carried our cat, Pharaoh, across the country. There were 19 legs of the trip in all. The care and devotion of your team of volunteers is truly exceptional. Thank you all so much!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Wife joined KHTC about 2 years ago, I would go on "runs" with her sometimes. The dogs we transported were so sweet! I eventually joined too. About 3 months after we were the "team", my wife was on line with one of the transport coordinators, Kevin in PA. He mentioned there was a pot belly pig up for adoption in N.J.- We are in Northwest GA in the mountains . I had my beloved Pot belly "Pinky" pass away from heat stroke a few years before this. He had vision issues and either was being harassed by a stray dog, or he just became confused. We found him on our lawn. I was devastated!
My wonderful wife Teri had all the adoption processes going for Simon. i was supposed to get him in November for my Birthday. there was a LONG vetting process. Pot Belly Pigs are not a adoption you take lightly. Pigs are smart, they can be very stubborn, and without either someone to guide you, pigs can be a hard pet to own. Being experienced and having a very large area for Simon to roam and have fun, we were finally told he was ours.
Kevin helped us get all our ducks in a row as far as the transport end goes: Health Certificates (don't even THINK about bringing a Pot belly Pig across a state line without the paperwork!) Kevin and KHTC's Colleen Reith Viccaro got the trip organized and Drivers clamored for a chance to drive Simon! He had an overnight stay needed, and another angel, Paula Egleston help a "PIGJAMA" party in Simon's honor. 13 different drivers from NJ all the way to our front door- 855 miles, and 2 days worth of trael got Simon to us, Happy , WELL-FED, and excited to meet his new family. We have now had Simon since the beginning of March. He roams the property, or is in the house, messing with our 6 rescued dogs. KHTC exceeded all expectations in transporting our baby! the group even made a wonderful Slide show of Simon's trip from the rescue in NJ to our house. I cannot stress the Care, concern, safety and LOVE Simon had during the entire trip. If you would like to see the Slideshow the URL is https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=oTKSmA4uz68&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DM4CEtusqG90%26feature%3Dshare. If you are on facebook, You can see Simon and his progress since we took ownership at https://www.facebook.com/Simonthepotbellypig/?fref=ts. As a Driver, I am so proud to be a part of this amazing organization as a Client- I can't say enough about all the wonderful care KHTC gave to making sure every need and Whim (and believe me- Pot Belly pigs are prone to whims!) they could provide. If you need a pet transported- call KHTC. there is NONE BETTER!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

You all sound so great, but I desperately need help or our little doggie, Angel will have to be put to sleep. My precious 35 year old daughter passed away while in Cadiz, Ohio. She was visiting and had her little service Chihuahua with her. The woman she was visiting cannot have animals in her apartment and can be evicted if she does not get rid of Angel. She has stalled since August 19th when my daughter, Tanyah passed away very unexpectedly. I am 71 and have an extremely bad heart and cannot do much. I just had moved across Texas so I could be by the specialists at Baylor as I need oblation and/or open heart surgery. I have Tanyah's 3 children. We cannot wait for a 21 day quarantine, and I cannot fill out all the papers. I have done about all I can. Loosing a child is not easy. Please can someone help. I have tried so hard. My phone is 936-414-3089. Some one called once and Anna, my grand daughter wrote the number wrong. We are all so upset. Please, please help.