State by state, animal professionals give and take the right way
That most basic of economic laws—supply and demand—surely applies to shelter animals. Transport programs can benefit both the regions with an overabundance of cats and dogs and the areas that have a surplus of eager adopters. But trucking pets across state lines—and ensuring their safety and well-being along the way—is a complicated enterprise, particularly in the post-Hurricane Katrina world. Here’s how some shelters and rescues are coping with the increased regulation while addressing the root causes of overpopulation.