October 22, 2021

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Kansas Town metro animal-rescue groups mourn dying of pet taxi driver

SPRING HILL, Kan. — Animal-rescue companies in the Kansas Town metro are mourning the loss of life of a man who ran a pet taxi provider domestically but traveled all around the nation to aid rescue creatures of all forms.

In 2019, David Hosch commenced a pet taxi services dubbed Sunflower Animal Transport. He did most of the vet runs for animals at the Generally & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary in Spring Hill.

“He went hundreds of extra miles for us,” mentioned Judy Katterhenrich, a volunteer who coordinates animal transportation at Often & Furever. “So when a dog is adopted out of point out and needs transportation, which is who normally takes him and often he will do it at a moment’s see.”

On Monday, he was taking Annabelle, just one of the pet dogs from sanctuary who was being with a foster household, to a vet clinic in Lawrence when his van collided with a semi on U.S. 56 Highway.

“We grew to become concerned when he had picked up Annabelle, but hadn’t at any time arrived at the vet,” Katterhenrich stated.

Hosch, 39, and the pet dog died in the wreck.

Hosch’s death “designed the rescue environment dim a small,” according to Shannon Smith, with the Kansas City English Bulldog Rescue.

“He was a extremely massive, shining gentle in all of our life and the life of the animals that he saved,” Smith explained.

Smith fulfilled Hosch in 2019 when the group essential to transport an English Bulldog from the Humane Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“To go to South Dakota, you know, it truly is December, that cannot be the warmest push in the world,” Smith reported. “And he said, ‘Absolutely, let us do this.'”

Since then, Hosch aided transport and rescue 19 bulldogs.

“David welcomed them into his van and showered them with adore and affection and promised them they were being on their way to their best daily life ever,” Smith mentioned. “And he was the man or woman to get them there and he did it time and time once more.”

It really is that kind of passion that can make this decline so profound for animal groups throughout the metro, every single one particular now setting up to devote and don’t forget Hosch in their have way.

Smith mentioned the Kansas Town English Bulldog rescue options to build an art installation in honor of Hosch at Kennedy’s Animal Clinic in Raytown.

Generally & Furever ideas to dedicate a wing at the Osawatomie Pound that they are renovating to Hosch.

“We like to believe that we can concentration on what he brought to us and to the animals,” Katterhenrich stated.

With Hosch’s passing, Constantly & Furever desires volunteers to enable transport animals. For additional facts, visit the group’s internet site or Fb web site.