Feb 10, 2014

Our Biggest Transport Weekend Ever! 25 Cats, 32 Drivers, 3,894 Miles! #shitloadofcats

Cute Transport NetworkThis past weekend was what I'm calling the "Mother of All Transport Weekends" -- it was our biggest and best transport weekend ever! We had kitties going all over the place!

There were a total of 25 cats, all saved and rescued, that traveled all over the country! An amazing crew of 32 different Cutehead drivers worked together on this super exciting weekend -- with some super adorable kitties aboard!

Most of the cats were saved from Broward Animal Control in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They were transported to rescues in Wisconsin, Illinois, Rhode Island and Maine! Gorgeous cats, cuddly kittens, a sweet FIV+ kitty and even an adorable FeLV girl -- all safe and sound because of our fellow Cuteheads and rescue partners!

Our transport kickoff crew!
Most of the cats are all done traveling as of last night, but there are a few of them camping out in St. Louis, MO for the week, and they'll do their last part of their journey to Wisconsin next Saturday. It is a three-day trip for them total!

It was so many cats, there was only one hashtag we could think of... #shitloadofcats!

Let's meet the kitties, shall we?

Blaine and Andi - saved from Broward Animal Control
Lily and her babies - rescued from the roof of a synagogue in Miami.
Inka and Dutch, saved from Miami Dade Animal Services as bottle babies.
Binx, rescued from Broward Animal Control after being returned by the people who originally adopted her.
Si, spunky girl saved from Broward.
Arden, Flip's pretty sister.
Flip, Arden's silly brother. 
Captain Jack, rescued from Broward with his brother, Stanley.
Stanley, also rescued from Broward.
Princess Peach, super floofy Broward rescue.
Dale, rescued from Hialeah Racetrack. 
Mario, also rescued from Hialeah Racetrack.
Winston, FIV+ bighead sweetie rescued from Broward. His FIV+ result would have meant certain death for him there. 
Annie, rescued from Broward after her owner passed away and she was dumped there. 
Another Annie! This girl tested FeLV+ at a shelter in Fort Walton, FL. She found a home in Pompano Beach, FL!
Sammie, Spunk and Simon, rescued from Broward. 
Whoa! That's a whole lot of cuteness, isn't it? So happy we could be a part in saving all these wonderful, cute, loving and deserving kitties!

Plus, to make things even more fun, each of our drivers had one of these window signs to put in their car while they were driving their leg!

Help Future Transports!
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Tremendous Thank You!
Huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Maribel, Kd, Vicki, Gretchen, Shirley, Melanie, Desiree, Amanda, Donna, Linda, Karen, Barbara, Tina, Laura F., Hannah, Kim, Laura N., Tia, Marsha, Cindy, Laura B., Christy, Brian -- and next weekend's drivers: Libby, Elizabeth, Patricia and Carol!

Thanks to our sleepover spots: Desiree, Amanda, Laura N. and her brother, Christy and Wanda!

Enormous thanks to our fosters: Leslie, Brenda, Kristen, Ariana, Galit, Colleen, Carie, Roxanne, Rita and Tara.

Thanks to our local and amazing partner in rescue, Stacey of Good Karma Pet Rescue for making sure all the kitties are ready to go and vetted and safe and our saint of a vet, Dr. Simon of Dr. Simon's Pet Clinic for helping all of the herd!

And the biggest thanks of all to the new moms and rescues: Jenny of Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Wisconsin, Cheryl of Forever Home Feline Ranch in Illinois, Elizabeth in Rhode Island, Sue, Suellen and Margaret of HART of Maine in Maine, and Debbie of Beyond 9 Cat Rescue in Pompano Beach, FL!

Please help us in the future! 
Sign up to be a Cutehead driver today! 

P.S. Can someone please, please tell Ellen about this? We should totally be on her show! These cute kitties and all of the amazing volunteers that are part of this deserve some spotlight! 

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  1. Love the hashtag -- and the fact that so many beautiful kitties have been saved.

  2. Tears of happiness...I can't help it! :) :) :)

  3. Love,love,love the sign! And you saved so many kitties this time,what a wonderful accomplishment! You are all Rock stars!!!!!!

  4. I love being part of this!

  5. Andrea & the Celestial KittiesFebruary 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Wow, that was an amazing transport! Love the sign!!

  6. I know Annie's owner is joyfully dancing a Jig in heaven !!!

  7. This is all just wonderful!

  8. dorian, my beautiful friend! first off, the group picture of al of ya'll... you, my dear, look like the cat that swallowed the canary! you look so happy & proud:) (with ever reason to be!:)). love the pictures of the sweet LUCKY baby kitties that you and your transporters helped to their new respective homes. you are the kitty angel. & i love you:)

  9. Wonderful, amazing, thrilling, exciting....>I can't find enough words for this wonderful adventure....both for the kitties and the drivers and for you, Dorian.
    Love it. Love the sign also!!!!! God bless everyone of you.

  10. I scrolled down and looked each cat in the eye. Each life saved. I wish I lived in the USA so I could be aprt of the CuteHeads.

  11. Dorian, your efforts and organization to bring those wonderful kitties to a save furrever home are unprecedented. When looking at these photographs: How could someone NOT come to their rescue ? Thanks and be blessed !

  12. AMAZING! Dorian, you are a dynamo of cute rescue, arranging and coordinating and bringing so many WONDERFUL people together to save the kitties! I looked at all the photos, and just when I thought I had seen the cutest kitty ever, I saw one even cuter in the next photo. ALL are adorable and I am SO happy for all of them!

  13. Oh my God!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You and the cuteheads DEFINITELY KNOW how to get things done!!! You are the model of cat rescues!!! GREAT JOB!!!!I AM PROUD OF YOU ALL!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS - Every time I think you have done the ultimate, you exceed and go on for more. You and all your cuteheads are angels to all those kitties and all the others you have saved. You and your team just never cease to amaze me. Job well done everyone.

  15. Congratulations on such a success - thanks for rescuing these ,fantastic felines!

  16. OMC, Dorian! Concatulations on saving so many wonderful, sweet kitties. Mommy was falling in love all over the place. Dale, Arden, Flip and Binx stole her heart. She looks forward to helping with transports again this year if any come through our area. Purrs and paw-pats on a job well done, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
    You and all the cuteheads rock!

  17. thank you all!!! cuteheads. thank you and be blessed. i pray for all the kitties tonight and all of you!

  18. You should definitely be on Ellen's show! You are all awesome. Congratulations on such a huge and successful transport.

  19. I would call it #cuteloadsofcats because of course they are all so cute cute cute!!!! Everyone who helped are so awesome!!! Congratulations and thanks for being so kind. I wish every place would be rescues and no-kill shelters. I hope one day animal control places and others who euthanize unwanted animals and because of overcrowding would change.

    And people, spay and neuter!! That is the first step to rescuing animals.

  20. You are a Cutehead since you are here congratulating all of them and sharing this great transport!

  21. Yes, let's tweet this to Ellen!! It would be awesome to have you on her show. Everyone in the world should know about your dedication to cats!


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