Thursday, December 29, 2016

RV Adoptions and Uber Dog Animal Rescue (UDart) aka Got Orphans Transport by Nikki Chastain and Terry Davis

Rescue-WatchDecember 22 at 12:24pmAlert: Parvo Outbreak – Arkansas-based RV Adoptions and Uber Dog Animal Rescue Transport (UDart)
Arkansas transport and “rescue” delivering puppies and dogs to New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New YorkRV Adoptions / Rescue Volunteer Adoptions and Uber Dog Animal Rescue Transport (Facebook page recently deactivated) Email:
Formerly doing business as Got Orphans Transport
Nikki Chastain and Terry Davis
Beebee, Arkansas and Cabot, Arkansas
This company drops off puppies and dogs along highways, rest stops, gas stations, Cracker Barrels, Home Depot, auto shops, to name but a few.
“Adoption” fees are $395 with separate transport fees of $140, cash only. Health certificates are crudely written.
The Arkansas “rabies certificate” listed Society Waggers of Egg Harbor, NJ as the receiving rescue yet we cannot find anything on this group. See photo.
A puppy who was delivered to a family on December 14 in CT became critically ill within 24 hours and was diagnosed with Parvo and died one day after she was picked up. Another puppy from the same litter was also fighting for her life at the same time, but her status is unknown.
The adopter reached out to Nikki Chastain /RV Adoptions to no avail. The vet expenses to try and save the puppy were about $1500.
Parvo is deadly and can live in the environment for months, so the truck(s) used to transport more puppies and dogs are contaminated with the highly contagious virus and puppies, especially, are highly susceptible to this this deadly disease.
According to the transport schedule via emails, UBER and RV Adoptions are delivering puppies Thursday and Friday, December 22, 2016 and December 23, 2016, with a break, and continuing on January 6th, January 20th, and February 3, 2017.
Adopters should be on high alert for puppies and dogs who may have been exposed and begin exhibiting signs of illness – vomiting and diarrhea, lethargy and loss of appetite. If your dog becomes sick, we urge you to seek immediate vet medical treatment, and contact your state’s health department, department of agriculture and the USDA because it is alleged that this rescue/transport is not registered to do business in some of these states.
NOTE: we issued a warning about this so-called rescue operation / transport company in August 2015, after a puppy that was dropped off at a NJ Turnpike exit died of distemper within a week.