Shelter Me: The Rescue Express

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We meet some new furry friends in this week's Shelter Me report.

Ann Crumb is the President of The Rescue Express and she says, "You can't save every life, but for the one life you save."

And that saying comes to life when you see 11-month-old Riley with her best friend Izzy.

Kristin Samuels adopted Izzy in August of 2013.

"She's known Izzy her whole life, she loves her," said Kristin.

Izzy is a 4-year-old pit-lab mix or "Pitador" as she is affectionately known.

Kristen says, "Everywhere we go we take her."

Izzy has her own back pack for hiking and camping, but her favorite thing to do is help Riley.

"She tries to use her as a step stool to get up on things," said Kristen.

Izzy was adopted from The Rescue Express.

Ann Crumb, President of The Rescue Express said, "We take all breeds all mixes. We love them all."

The group has been around since 2010, but they got their start before that when Ann Crumb got a euthanasia list from an animal shelter.

"I saved the whole list, and it was 50 some dogs and that's before I had a rescue," said Ann.

Now it's grown into a foster network thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers.

"We are fairly small group. We have fantastic fosters," said Ann.

And the more fosters they have, the more dogs they can save.

"It's the greatest gift that you can give a dog, and it helps them become socialized," adds Ann.

It's worked wonders for Blue.

Ann says, He practically looks like a show dog."

He's a 2-year-old blue Staffordshire terrier

Ann says, "He is great with people."

Stanley is a Plothound who made his way north.

"Plothouds are more typically found in the southern part of the country," said Ann.

He needs space to play and run in his forever home.

Meet Chico.

He's a 5-year-old dachshund Chihuahua lap dog.

"He's got his Halloween scarf on, he loves everybody," said Ann.

Bently is a 2 and a half year old boxer mix with high energy, who knows how to relax.

Ann says, "He calms down and he just wants to be somebody's love."

And finally there is Tigger. He's a 4-year-old American bulldog mix with a degree from the Wilford dog training academy.

He's friendly boy who is looking for an active family. He's been seen by 40,000 people on Facebook, but has yet to find his forever home.

If you're interested in Tigger or any of the animals you've met today, you can visit the The Rescue Express website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abc Shelter Me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

Action News will feature your stories in upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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