Those who have followed along with us on rescues before know this step means things are close. The truck came to pick Lady’s empty crate up from the sanctuary today, to start the journey to her zoo. This drive is taken at a much more leisurely pace than Lady’s ride to sanctuary will be. In about a week, the crate will arrive at Lady’s zoo.
For those who don’t know the drill, Scott will be at the zoo to get the crate set up so Lady can safely explore it and get used to her ride to sanctuary. Once she gets acclimated to the crate, her journey home will begin We don’t have exact dates at this point, unlike Ramba, things don’t have to be set in stone because of Ramba’s flight. Lady’s trip will be by truck, so there is more flexibility. The drive will take 4-5 days, depending upon how she handles the trip. You can look at her page to see a map and more details here →
As for some of the questions that may head our way-
- She can’t get out of her crate during the trip, she has to stay in it the entire time.
- She cannot turn around or lie down in the crate, this is done purposefully for her safety. Being able to do those things can result in some dangerous scenarios.
- Our crates have 2 support straps recessed into the floor if needed, but we may lift the front strap for Lady from the very beginning due to the condition of her feet. The strap will not put pressure on her or hold her up, but it can support her if she relaxes her weight into it. We’ll decide more when we see her.
- There is a cooling unit on the crate if needed, a heater is definitely not needed.
- The crate cannot have padding on the floor (it has grippy paint), it needs to be able to drain urine (which it’s designed to do).
- There is an inside set of bars when the outer doors are opened, enabling us to safely and thoroughly clean out any waste from behind her at each stop.
- This is the same crate used for Ramba- the girlie purple one.
We will post on Lady again in a couple of days to let you know how she is doing, if we are going to do text updates during her rescue, and how to sign up for those.
And soon there will be four
November 14, 2019