If you missed Mike McCarthy, founder of Rescue Express interview with David Coursey on
KSCO Pet Radio Sunday December 15, 2019, no worries.
Since 2015, Rescue Express has saved more than 20,000 homeless pets. In 2018, the volunteer group transported 8,600 animals, mostly canines. Here’s how the group describes itself:
“Rescue Express, a DBA of MGM Animal foundation, is a free- of-charge shelter animal transporter for over 300 shelters, rescue organization, and individuals.
We operate every weekend, travelling from San Diego, CA to Burnlington, WA. We operate buses with 100 carriers aboard and a tractor trailer with a 300 carrier capacity. The animals are picked up from shelters between San Diego and Redding, CA. and are received by non-kill shelters and rescue groups between Eugene, OR and Burlington, WA.”
If you drive Interstate 5 on the weekend, you are almost certain to eventually see the Rescue Express tractor-trailer rig. They start in San Diego early Saturday and finish in Washington state early Sunday.
Since its founding in 2015 by software entrepreneur Mike McCarthy, Rescue Express has faced challenges. Mostly money challenges.
In this podcast, McCarthy says each transport run costs about $4,000. At one time, the group charged for transporting animals with the sending organizations paying. I would think the receivers — who eventually charge adoption fees — would be better able to pay.
Pet Radio with David Coursey
KSCO Pet Radio is a new Sunday afternoon program about pets and their people. Hosted by David Coursey, the program explores pet care, animal rescue, nutrition, products, controversies, and all things pets. Focused on dogs and cats, the show doesn’t forget birds, reptiles, fish, and other companion animals.
Each week, noted veterinarian and naturopath Dr. Joel Wallach appears to answer listener questions about nutrition’s role in preventing and curing pet ailments.
- Sunday:12:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Here is how to listen in: https://kscopetradio.com/howtolisten/
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