Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mayor Shirley Franklin to Attend Welcome Party for Georgia's Largest Pet Rescue Mission This Friday, August 21

/PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, August 21, marks the largest pet rescue mission in the state's history as The M.O.M.S. RESCUE of Lindenwold, NJ and Animal Rescue Flights (ARF) launch "Georgia Puppy Caravan." Georgia's own David York is helping to oversee nearly 200 cars, vans, RVs and airplanes, which will transport pet supplies from around the country, and in turn take back hundreds of dogs and cats from overburdened Georgia shelters to loving homes in the Northeast.

Highlights include a "Landing Party" at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK) at 3 p.m. and a "Welcome Celebration" at Foundry at Puritan Mill at 7 p.m., attended by Mayor Shirley Franklin, which will include the highly anticipated premiere of National Geographic Channel's series "Rescue Ink."

WHAT: "Georgia Puppy Caravan," the largest pet rescue mission in the
state's history, spearheaded by The M.O.M.S. RESCUE of
Lindenwold, NJ and Animal Rescue Flights (ARF) along with David
York, Fulton County Animal Services Executive Director and owner
of Barking Hound Village.

EVENTS: "Landing Party" at PDK where seven airplanes will converge
bringing needed pet supplies to Georgia.

WHEN: Landing Party Friday, August 21 at 3 p.m. at DeKalb Peachtree

Mayor to speak at the "Welcome Celebration," featuring the premiere of the highly anticipated first episode of the new National Geographic Channel series "Rescue Ink," based on the work of Rescue Ink, a group of New York-based tattooed, motorcycle-riding tough guys, the series will follow the pet rescue efforts of these unlikely heroes who save helpless, abandoned and abused animals.

WHERE: Welcome Party, Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at Foundry at Puritan

HOW: Originating in New Jersey, the caravan of up to 200 cars, vans,
RVs and airplanes will travel down I-95, stopping in cities along
the way to pick up large donations of pet food and other much
needed supplies currently being collected for Georgia area
shelters. They will then depart Atlanta carrying hundreds of
shelter animals who have already been adopted by caring families
in other states.

GOAL: To completely empty Georgia shelters through ongoing education
and increased spaying and neutering efforts.

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