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Beverly Hills, Mich. resident MJ Murphy holds one of the dogs she will transport to Ontario for the Open Arms Transport program. The group of volunteers met at 1122 Buck Rd. in Rossford, Ohio.

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Beverly Hills, Mich. resident MJ Murphy will hold one of the six dogs she and her husband Mike will transport to Ontario for the Open Arms Transport program.

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Baby, a female Jack Russell Terrier mix who was rescued from the Gallia County pound, is waiting to cross the U.S.-Canada border Saturday. Baby was taken into Canada by volunteers of Open Arms Transport, which takes dogs from Ohio and Kentucky shelters to shelters and rescue groups in Ontario.

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Open Arms Transport volunteer and Toledo Blade reporter Tanya Irwin holds one of the dogs she will help transport to Ontario.

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Open Arms Transport volunteer MJ Murphy prepares to transport six dogs to Ontario.

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Open Arms Transport volunteers, including Toledo Blade reporter Tanya Irwin, right, arrange to transport dogs to Ontario.

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Open Arms Transport volunteers hand over paperwork for the Canadian border.

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A dog is caged during its trip to Ontario by Open Arms Transport volunteers.

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Shelley Moseley, of Findlay, prepares to hand over 3 dogs for the trip to Ontario as an Open Arms Transport volunteer. She met other volunteers at 1122 Buck Rd. in Rossford, Ohio,

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Open Arms Transport volunteer Carol Kimbrough, of Toledo, arrives to give four rescue dogs to other volunteers, who will take the dogs to Ontario.

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Beverly Hills, Mich. residents Mike and MJ Murphy interact with one of the dogs they will transport to Ontario for the Open Arms Transport program.

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Shelley Moseley, of Findlay, needed to put a temporary muzzle on this scared dog so they could cage her during the transport to Ontario.

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Shelley Moseley, of Findlay, tries to keep this scared dog calm in the back of her car as the it awaits transport to Ontario from other Open Arms Transporters. They met at 1122 Buck Rd. in Rossford, Ohio.

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Open Arms Transporter Joyce Szpila, of Swanton, gets kisses from a dog that will be transported to Ontario.

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