Humane Society flies Terrier to find a permanent home

Published 2:49 pm Friday, April 8, 2011

The Chilton County Humane Society collaborated with the Saving Animals from Euthanasia Society of Florida, Inc. for a a better chance to find a rescue dog a permanent home.

Babe, a 2-year-old old blue and white female American Pit Bull Terrier, was flown by private jet to the S.A.F.E. Society rescue at the end of March.

Babe, an American Pit Bull Terrier was flown from the Chilton County Airport to Florida to find a permanent home.

“We flew her from the (Chilton County Airport) in a jet, which is kind of neat,” said Joe Murphy, director of the Chilton County Humane Society. “Babe came in as a stray, and we had her here for about a month.”

Murphy described Babe as appearing big and imposing but as being sweet and good with other dogs.

She was fully vetted and spayed before taking the flight to the S.A.F.E. rescue.

The S.A.F.E. Society of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and shelter pets from being euthanized. They take in pets of all ages, breeds and medical conditions. Their rescued dogs are kept in both foster homes and the facility in Spring Hill, Fla.

“We do a lot of rescues, and we’ve used the S.A.F.E. rescue in the past,” Murphy said. “Our ultimate goal is to find the dogs forever homes, and if we can’t do it here we try our best to find an organization who can.”