Life is going to change for the better this week for nearly 100 shelter dogs. Their holiday miracle came in the shape of an airplane! These lucky dogs took flight this week from North Texas to various shelters across the United States. The goal is to find them their furever families, and these patient pups certainly deserve it!
Flights To Freedom For Nearly 100 Deserving Doggos
According to nbcdfw.com, 91 dogs left Dallas-Fort Worth Airport this week with destinations in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Their fate was changed by the kindness offered to them from the Society for Companion Animals. The rescue is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area but they help dogs all over Texas. Their motto is, “Flying Pets To New Homes” and that’s exactly what they do! In an effort to reduce euthanasia across Texas, the Society for Companion Animals transports dogs in need to shelters across the country where they may have a better chance of getting adopted.
The rescue is unique because they don’t adopt dogs out themselves. Instead, they take on the financial responsibility for flying deserving doggies to their new digs. They also strive to provide medical care for the furbabies who are most in need of it. While many shelters and rescues don’t give sick or injured dogs a second chance, the Society for Companion Animals gives them the love and care they need. They aren’t afraid to take on any case no matter the cost or level of care that is needed.
Incredible Outreach Fueled Solely By Donations
The Society for Companion Animals rescues 500 animals every year! What’s even more amazing is that they rely solely on donations. With the help of dog lovers throughout the country, and partnerships with American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, they are able to make an immeasurable difference. According to their website, a minimum of $32,000 is needed each year just for transport, though that number is often much higher when it’s all said and done. Other expenses include an annual average of $20,000 for medical costs and nearly $16,000 for boarding.
The 91 dogs who received their flight to freedom this week came from all over Texas. The lucky dogs came in all shapes and sizes, young and old, big and small. Love knows no bounds at the Society for Companion Animals, and that’s exactly what they want to convey.
If you live in Texas and are interested in helping out, you can foster dogs the night before their flight and transport them to the airport. Long term fosters and various transports to vet appointments and boarding are also needed. And, if you’re handy, you can assemble crates and ensure a safe, cozy, ride. For a full list of ways you can help, click here.
Featured Photo: @SocietyForCompanionAnimals/Facebook
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