WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) After almost 40 hours and 1,500 miles of driving, two cargo vans full of rescued shelter dogs arrived at All Breed Rescue in Williston. But the long journey was nothing compared to the conditions that surrounded their shelters in eastern Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
"It was really hard to see an environment where people are obviously in dire need of help," said Savannah Solomon, a volunteer.
Solomon and a group of other volunteers took off for Texas last Friday, sleeping in vans and makeshift camps.
"We didn't sleep much when we were there," Solomon said. "We probably only got a couple hours of sleep."
The 34 dogs they brought to Vermont were already in shelters before the storm hit. They were rescued from shelters in Greenville and Fort Worth, Texas, to make room for abandoned or lost pets.
For some volunteers, arriving back home was emotional.
"We are just trying to make a difference. As much evil in the world that there is right now, we are just trying to put some good back in it," volunteer Neil Towne said.
Anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs can do so Thursday at 3 p.m. Staff members say they expect to have a line out the door. Click here for more on All Breed Rescue.