Purchase of Animal Transport Vehicle

Hi Everyone, My name is John and it is my passion to assist dogs and cats that were dumped in the shelter system make their way to legitimate rescue groups across the United States. Sometimes the only difference between life and death for these companion animals is a reliable transport. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Some states are more saturated with adoptable animals while other states have a larger demand. This is where I come in! The Purpose of this Gofundme.com is to purchase a larger, more reliable, safe, transport vehicle to be operated under John’s C2C Transport LLC. This retired school bus is just what I’ve been looking for and with the right amount of money put into it I can transform it into a lean mean lifesaving machine! The cost of the bus itself is $4500.00. I will outfit it with 2 Roof mounted AC / Heat pump units, $1900.00. These will keep the Animals in a 65-72 degree Bubble for the duration of the drive. Funds will also be used to buy shelving materials to allow for crates to be secured on both sides of the interior, I estimate this cost to be $350-$450.00. Additional funds will be used to paint the exterior and interior of the Bus White, estimated cost $1500-$1800.00.. further helping to maintain a constant temp inside the Bus for the animals. Any remaining funds will be held for servicing of the bus, tires, fluid changes, and other mechanical needs as they arise. A little about me: I transported Coast to Coast last year Covering around 135,000 miles in 9 trips for an average of 15k once a month with 2 drivers.....using my 1999 Dodge and a repurposed Fully enclosed Draft horse trailer.....I moved just over 500 Rescued Dogs, and around 25 Rescued Cats....All Breeds, all Sizes. To my knowledge I am the only one who offers these services from coast to coast and recently I have received quite a few requests to drive dogs to their safety but I cannot do so without a transport vehicle. I require health certificates, and a minimum quarantine time of 2 weeks on all animals. I have had no escapees, and all of my passengers show me gratitude in the form of sloppy kisses (puppy breath aww). This Bus will allow me to move around 35-45 Large breed Dogs in comfort, and as many as 60-70 of mixed sizes in comfort. I have met some very interesting Folks Nationwide, and I have had the pleasure of helping some very good rescues all over the Country. I have enough stories to start a book, and I hope to continue to add to those in the near future.... I hope my rescues will see this and pop in here with their view on me to help this fundraiser moving forward quickly.... The sooner I get the funds for this bus the sooner I can get back to saving lives. Thanks in advance for your Support, John Bloom Like my page on Facebook and see some of my travels by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsC2CTransportLLC/timeline
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John Bloom 
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Eugene, OR
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