Several Greencastle dogs have found homes in New England after being selected to be part of several Canine Caboose transports.
"Tank," "Annabelle," "Hershey" and "Helena" were all residents at the Humane Society of Putnam County before being delivered to the New Hampshire SPAC where they have since been adopted.
"Tank," arrived at the Putnam County shelter with his brother "Tybo" last June when they were both just six months old. "Tank" was adopted twice here in Greencastle and later sent by the shelter with the Canine Caboose, which departed in February.
Within a few weeks of arriving in New England, "Tank" was adopted. His new family includes two young boys.
"Annabelle" was also selected to travel on a Canine Caboose and was adopted from the New Hampshire SPCA in January. She is said to have enjoyed the climate difference between Indiana and New Hampshire and loved to tunnel through the deep winter snow.
Since being transported east "Hershey" has been adopted into a family that includes one other dog and two cats who have become fast friends.
"Helena," along with "Tank," was also a part of the most recent transport from Greencastle and has already been adopted as well.
The Canine Caboose and an agreement with the New Hampshire SPCA allows dogs like "Tank, Annabelle, Hershey and Helena" to make the trip from Greencastle to New England where they are adopted more rapidly. Spay and neuter laws in New England are stricter than here in Indiana, making the demand for dogs much higher.
"Some of the best stories are about the older dogs -- the 'seniors' -- who are here at our shelter forever, but are adopted within two weeks of arriving in New England," said Lainie Setticasi, director of the Humane Society of Putnam County.