Shelby the Pekingese is on his way to a new life- thanks to truck driver David Binz and Operation Roger.
Shelby spent five long years in a tin pen with hordes of other dogs and cats before he was rescued by Oklahoma rescue group Furever Friends.
After he was rescued, Shelby was placed with a foster family. Recently, Shelby was adopted by a family in Alaska, 9,000 miles away from Oklahoma.
To get to Alaska. Shelby needed the help of Binz and Operation Roger.
Operation Roger is a non-profit group that coordinates truck drivers and rescue groups to help pets get to their forever homes.
If you have ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of companion animals but life on the road makes it impossible to find the time when you’re at home, Operation Roger is the perfect charity for you.
Operation Roger provides the animal with all the food and necessary supplies. The only thing asked of the driver is his or her time.
Even if you are not able to transport due to your company’s no-pet policies, Operation Roger needs help with layover homes where a pet can wait for the next part of his journey, while they wait for another driver to pick up the pet.
Volunteer drivers have helped deliver 625 pets to their new homes over the last 7 years. Operation Roger was there for the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and jumped in to help many stranded pets, yet little was publicized about their acts of generosity.