For the purpose of this discussion, we define transports as moving dogs and cats across state borders while transfers are done within the state.
We recognize that both are more intermediate ways to save dog and cat lives. They are not, however, a long-term solution because the model cannot and will not be sustained. What happens when everyone else is full too?
We understand the use of both as long as they are used as a fill-gap, especially transports.
It is troubling when tranports/transfers are a top shelter outcome because it means finding someone else to help your animals. By shipping animals elsewhere, you avoid your responsibility to improve the situation in your community.
Shelters must implement a spay/neuter program as a longer term approach to saving lives and humanely reducing the number of homeless dogs and cats.