Starkville puppy helps ASPCA Relocation Program reach milestone

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A Starkville puppy traveled hundreds of miles to New York and in the process helped the ASPCA’s national Relocation Program reach a new milestone.

Apple, a three-month-old Dachshund mix, was found running the streets of Starkville with her furry friend, a three-month-old Chihuahua mix named Curry.

Apple’s journey to the Big Apple started when she was loaded on to the Nancy Silverman Rescue Ride, which is the East Coast relocation route. She and 15 other dogs had a stop in Virginia, before finally arriving in New York in hopes of being adopted.

Apple was the 100,00th animal the program has transported.

The ASPCA  helps relocate animals in overcrowded shelters in under-resourced areas of the country, most often the South, to relocate their animals to other shelters.

“Oktibbeha County Humane Society is grateful for our collaboration with the ASCPA and their network of destination shelter and waystations which enables our collective of more than a dozen overcrowded local shelters and rescue in Northern Mississippi to safely move thousands of animals closer to loving homes each year,” said OCHS board member Michele Anderson.

To date, the ASPCA has helped move homeless animals from 16 states.

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