We actively work with other animal Rescue groups to try and place our animals outside of our local area. However, before sending any animals to a Rescue, each group will be required to complete and submit our Rescue Application and we will thoroughly screen them prior to any transfer of our animals to that Rescue organizations. We are very careful in our selection of the Rescues we work with and are as rigorous as possible in the review of each prior to sending any animal to their organization. We know that there are many wonderful Rescues but unfortunately there also those that are exceptions to this that cause us to exercise care in our selection.
If you are a Rescue organization or no-kill shelter interested in working with us, please contact our Executive Director, Maryann Hollis, at HSOP@HSOP.org or by phone at 304-422-5541 Ex. 104.
While we greatly appreciate the support and assistance of rescue organizations in the placement of our animals, as a not-for-profit organization, we cannot afford all costs that sometimes are associated with this process. In some cases we will need reimbursement by the Rescues. In some cases, a Rescue may prefer that all vetting be done here locally prior to transfer and in these cases in particular we may require the Rescue to pay all or a portion of these costs. We would prefer the Rescue pay the veternarian directly via credit card, if possible.
Heartworm tests on dogs, as well as feline leukemia/FIV tests on cats will be performed prior to transfer of the animal at the request of the Rescue and at the Rescue’s expense. We also can provide microchipping as well.
We will NOT transfer or transport any animal that is sick or not healthy enough to travel. All animals will be vaccinated to the extent their age will permit, will have been wormed, and received a Rabies vaccination if old enough. Health certificates can be provided and completed by a licensed veternarian but the costs associated will also be at the Rescue's expense.
We generally are able to assist with the transport of our animals, but that is dependent upon the location of the Rescue. On a weekly basis, we do drive to Hagerstown, MD to meet other Rescue organizations. Also, we transport to Carlisle, PA as often as once per month.