Connecticut has taken in hundreds of rescue dogs from the South, thanks to animal groups operating in this state.
The Rescue Dog Village is just one organization here in Connecticut, and part of a growing trend, that is helping to save the lives of dogs from out of state that would otherwise be euthanized, according to a report in the Connecticut Post.
However some in-state rescue groups, such as the Animal Rescue Foundation, question the need to rescue out-of-state dogs when there are so many in Connecticut that need help.
"People think when they're adopting a dog from down South they're doing a greater good," Nicole Cammack, one of the directors of Animal Rescue Foundation in Terryville that has 20 dogs, told the Post. "It really does hurt us. People don't realize that," she said. "It's important to fix the problem at home (in Connecticut). There's a homeless animal epidemic."
Another local rescue group is called Dog Days Adoptions.
They have helped organize adoption events recently in Killingworth and Clinton with a wonderful success rate of almost all 80 or so dogs being adopted.