Imagine Home is best known for our custom cat transport services.
We specialize in relay-style transports, with cats in carriers passed from one trusted volunteer driver to the next, from start to destination. Every Imagine Home transport is designed to meet that particular cat’s needs, while they travel safely and comfortably to their destination.
Below, you will find a selection of our current transport event sign-up sheets. Take a look, you may see one coming through your area!
BENJI & ANGELICA TRANSPORT
Maryville, TN to W Springfield, VA
Date: March 3, 2018
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There's a song, written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, that was made popular by the Byrds. "Turn, Turn, Turn", which talks about a season for everything. The words that have always impacted me the most were "a time to every purpose, under Heaven."Over the years, we have seen our share of things that make us question humanity. The worst of those things are usually the hoarding situations. We all know the stories from TV, and have seen the pictures of workers in hazmats suits in rooms of filth. Seldom are those stories followed to their conclusion. Seldom do we see happy endings out of the houses of horror. Seldom are our hearts eased, we are always left with lingering questions. Not this time, Nation. This time is our chance to see see, and make the happy ending happen. Benji and Angelica were rescued from a hoarding case. If they could talk, they might tell their stories. Or instead, these girls might choose to rise above. This pair of cats who could choose to be bitter and angry, are instead showing the world the very best of their species. Ultra sweet and loving, these girls are so deserving of the second chance at a good life. It's just a short ride from Tennessee to Virginia for Benji and Angelica. A short ride to be treated as princesses for the rest of their lives. Let's do this, Imagine Home Nation! Let's help these girls find their purpose under Heaven.
If you haven't already done so, and are helping to transport a cat, you MUST also be signed up on our database: www.imaginehome.org/wp/volunteer/driver-application-form/ (We assure you that your private information is held in the strictest of confidence.) If we do not have your complete contact information no later than 72 hours before an event, we will be forced to use a Backup Transporter.
While the route itself is generally fixed, we leave it to our drivers to choose the best meeting place. This site will help you figure out what is in the area: http://exitexplorer.com. We do ask that you let your Transport Coordinator know your set location.
Your official run sheet will be sent out as soon as possible to all drivers on a transport; however, we know some drivers will wish to start planning meeting locations before it comes out.
When you sign up as a primary transporter, we encourage you to contact the driver of the leg on either side of you at your convenience to begin making plans. If you do not know that person, contact your transport coordinator who will be happy to put you in touch with each other.
Backup Transporters: until the day of the event, we will not know if you are needed. Additionally, emergencies CAN and MAY happen on the day of the event. We still expect you to be available if needed on Event Day.
Please remember when setting up meeting places and exchanging personal info that this event is posted on a public page. We ask, for your safety, that you do so in a private venue. Please be sure to exchange a vehicle description, and also pass this information to your Transport Coordinator.
*****PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR SAFE TRANSPORT*****
By signing up, you are agreeing that you have read and agree to the policies outlined on our Required Info for Transporters page: www.imaginehome.org/wp/volunteer/required-info-for-drivers/. You will want to be sure to have a "Transport Kit", containing bottled (or filtered) water, paper towels, pet safe wet wipes, and/or rags and towels for emergency cleanup needs. A more detail list of suggested supplies is also available on the Required Info for Transporters page.Follow Benji and Angelica's Transport HERE
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|A-B / SAT MARCH 3 / 8:00AM to 9:00AM / Maryville, TN to White Pine, TN / 1 h 2 min / 57.7 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Bernice H.|
|A-B / SAT MARCH 3 / 8:00AM to 9:00AM / Maryville, TN to White Pine, TN / 1 h 2 min / 57.7 mi / BACKUP||#1: Jenn I.|
|B-C / SAT MARCH 3 / 9:15AM to 10:30AM / White Pine, TN to Bristol, TN / 1 h 11 min / 73.5 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Sign up »|
|B-C / SAT MARCH 3 / 9:15AM to 10:30AM / White Pine, TN to Bristol, TN / 1 h 11 min / 73.5 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
|C-D / SAT MARCH 3 / 10:45AM to 12:00PM / Bristol, TN to Wytheville, VA / 1 h 8 min / 70.3 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Carri C.|
|C-D / SAT MARCH 3 / 10:45AM to 12:00PM / Bristol, TN to Wytheville, VA / 1 h 8 min / 70.3 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
|D-E / SAT MARCH 3 / 12:15PM to 1:30PM / Wytheville, VA to Roanoke, VA / 1 h 18 min / 77.9 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Sign up »|
|D-E / SAT MARCH 3 / 12:15PM to 1:30PM / Wytheville, VA to Roanoke, VA / 1 h 18 min / 77.9 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
|E-F / SAT MARCH 3 / 1:45PM to 3:30PM / Roanoke, VA to Harrisonburg, VA / 1 h 47 min / 112 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Sign up »|
|E-F / SAT MARCH 3 / 1:45PM to 3:30PM / Roanoke, VA to Harrisonburg, VA / 1 h 47 min / 112 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
|F-G / SAT MARCH 3 / 3:45PM to 4:45PM / Harrisonburg, VA to Strasburg, VA / 51 min / 51.2 mi / PRIMARY||#1: tara l.|
|F-G / SAT MARCH 3 / 3:45PM to 4:45PM / Harrisonburg, VA to Strasburg, VA / 51 min / 51.2 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
|G-H / SAT MARCH 3 / 5:00PM to 6:15PM / Strasburg, VA to West Springfield, VA / 1 h 16 min / 74.6 mi / PRIMARY||#1: Dawn M.|
|G-H / SAT MARCH 3 / 5:00PM to 6:15PM / Strasburg, VA to West Springfield, VA / 1 h 16 min / 74.6 mi / BACKUP||#1: Sign up »|
What is Imagine Home?
Imagine Home assists with feline rescue, adoption, and transport by gathering and maintaining databases of contacts and information helpful to rescue.
Imagine Home came about by accident, or providence, ultimately through the tragedy of Jack the Cat. Click here for Jack’s story. We were brought together to form an organization to help rescued cats.
Our Immediate Vision: Assist adopters, fosters, transporters, and rescues in any way we can, through our volunteers and contacts. We encourage you to share your recommendations of individuals or groups to add to our network. You are the means for us to be able to do this.
We are working hard to keep our costs very low, however, there are some basic maintenance costs associated with operating our organization. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, you may do so here: