The Homeward Bound Project started in 2007 with three Mississippi State University vet students, Megan Caulfield, Krista Gazzola, and Amy White, who noticed the imbalance between the large supply of adoptable dogs in the South and the high demand in the Northeast. They set to work creating the first successful transport program developed, maintained, and operated by students at a veterinary school. Their mission was to take adoptable puppies and young adult dogs from overcrowded shelters in the South, and transport them to adoption guaranteed shelters in the Northeast, where there is a high demand for adoptable dogs. Today, the Homeward Bound Project is still run by vet students and continues to send deserving dogs up north with a chance for a better life.
All pets taken north by Homeward Bound are spayed or neutered, have age-appropriate vaccinations, have been screened for diseases, and have spent their last 14 days in Mississippi homes in foster care. All of these animals have been tested for heartworms and have been started on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives prior to being sent on their way to their new homes up north!
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Phil Bushby
Director of Operations: Terri Snead
Assistant Director: Ali Tobia
Volunteer Coordinator: Keri Kennedy
Foster Coordinator: Holly Smith
Adoptions Coordinator: Lauren Belser
Medical Records Coordinator: Katy Turman
Treasurer: Amanda Bridges
Grant Coordinator: Sherry Blackmon
Media Coordinator/ Webmaster: Ryan Gibson
We can all be reached through the "Contact Us" form!
We are also SO thankful for the help & support of the
MSU-CVM Veterinary Medical Technology Program & the MSU Pre-Vet Club!
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Tortorella Family Foundation
Both personally and in conjunction with the NY Rangers Garden of Dreams Foundation and the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation, they have focused their unique resources to advance amateur hockey and educational enrichment opportunities for children, along with medical research and treatment for those in need.
The Tortorella Family Foundation in conjunction with the NY Rangers will be holding the Rangers Dog Walk on September 9th! We encourage our NY followers to attend! CLICK HERE for more information