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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

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Roy_12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two years ago, we fell in love with a puppy in east Texas who was about to be euthanized. We were referred to KHTC as a means to get him from Texas to northern California. They were very thorough and very professional. After the initial set-up, it took two weeks and countless volunteers to get our puppy to his furever home with us. We have made so many friends along the way and as a result, have become volunteer transporters ourselves. All my wife and I can say is this organization is the best and very committed to what they do. We will support them until we are no longer here on this earth.

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!!!

12 Drew10

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!

1

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

21 days? You aren't rescuing anything. Most dogs are put down after six days. So you just transport what the shelters view as adoptable
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2 Kelly205

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and I have transported many times. Such a rewarding experience.

2 Renee75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Good people doing wonderful work with our vulnerable creatures. Thank you. Thank you.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Transport is the rescue I can still participate in as I get older. Having been around awhile, I have rarely had the privilege of working with a more professional group as KHTC. Every time, the smoothness of the time tables and concern for safety of the operation astounds me. Love this group!

3 Lisa554

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The transports I help with are always so organized, and on time!!
I know a lot of work is put into organizing cross country transports, and everyone needs to be commended for helping so many sweet babies on to a brighter future!!!

2 Ceastma1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AMAZING!!! The most well planned transports I've ever driven!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a privilege to volunteer with Kindred Hearts! Every coordinator, partner and member has far exceeded my expectations with their compassion, dedication and all around passion towards the Kindred Hearts mission. I will always be thankful I was referred to this incredible volunteer organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very organized which is helpful to the drivers, but the best part is the absolute dedication of the KHTC members to their mission.

1 Marcia38

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have done Rescue Runs (transport) several times over the last couple of years. The dedication and compassion that is shown by everyone is phenomenal. They seem to never tire, never give up. They care so much for their drivers that they want to know after a transport if we got home ok !!! The precious lives that have been saved makes you want to do more. Oh and lest I forget: Occasionally we get to transport babies !!! I go into little girl EEEEEEEE mode. Actually do the same for little old men and women too, Ok all of them... Please consider helping them out, they wear many hats and appreciate any help they get. Love you all and thank you for trusting me to volunteer.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! Well organized, making a difference one life at a time.

Leslee S.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Love this group. I am a volunteer transporter. All involved are dedicated and the love for animals is clear!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that I had the opportunity to help transport a dog once. They are truly lifesavers!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I LOVE THIS GROUP!! I started by volunteering to transport. They are so conscientious, and go above and beyond to ensure each animal arives safely. When I saw a post for a senior tripod pitbull at a high kill shelter, in another state, I didn't hesitate saying I would adopt her. I knew I was part of this amazing group that would treat her like the previous cargo she is. She is now a part of our family. I volunteer to help them every chance I get and get to spend some time to make each animal feel loved and help them on their way to the furever family they deserve.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization. Thank you all for what you do. God bless