Over 50 Homeless Pets Will Leave Overcrowded Shelters And Fly To Wisconsin To Find A Home For The Holidays

There is only one thing that shelter dogs and cats want for Christmas – a forever home.

Sadly, thousands are waiting in shelters that are over capacity and lacking adopters. That is where Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights comes to the rescue.

Highly adoptable dogs and cats are at risk of euthanasia due to lack of space and loving homes. They all deserve a second chance to find their happily ever after.

Every month, we sponsor a Good Flight, called Flight to Freedom, and this month’s flight is all about getting shelters pets a home for the holidays.

Photo: Pixabay/Sven Lachmann

The Home for the Holidays flight will depart Louisiana on December 18 with over 40 dogs and 15 cats from overcrowded and underfunded shelters and fly them to Wisconsin where shelters have open kennels. This flight marks Good Flights’ 200th pet transport AND will be flying the 12,000th pet, Frisco, since the program’s inception!

To celebrate this HUGE milestone, Petfinder powered by Purina® is matching donations up to $100,000!

These lifesaving flights are possible thanks to your continued support, so thank you! Meet some of the hopeful shelter pets on the flight below.

Meet Ben

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

The six-year-old beagle mix was surrendered to Iberville Parish Shelter in Louisiana. The shelter told us he, “just didn’t want to be a hunting dog, for this reason he was surrendered to the shelter. This lovable guy is so sweet, we are so excited he gets to find a home that will love him unconditionally.”

Meet Callie

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

The young Border terrier mix was found as a stray and brought to Iberville Parish Animal Shelter. “This scruffy girl was running amok for 2 weeks before finally getting brought to the shelter. We happily provided her with the love and care she so desperately needed. She has been in foster care since then getting along great with the kids and other dogs. She is the ultimate lap dog and we are so excited for her to get a brand new home for the holidays,” shared her caretakers.

Meet Frisco

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

On a cold and rainy morning, a family walked out on their front porch and found the 1.5-year-old German shepherd mix curled up in a ball on one of their jackets. The family went around the nearby neighborhoods and did their best to find his owners, but to no avail.

They were unable to keep him, so they brought Frisco to Iberville Parish Animal Shelter. The staff told us, “This happy boy has been looking for a new family and we can’t believe he hasn’t found one yet. He gets so happy, wiggly, and excited when anyone gives him attention. Frisco loves to play with other dogs and never meets a stranger. He is ready to load up for his flight to a new future and find that perfect home for the holidays!”

This handsome boy will also be the 12,000th pet transported by Good Flights!

Meet Honey Bun

Photo: St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter

The young terrier mix is hoping for a fresh start in Wisconsin. Honey Bun was found as a stray and is ready to experience a loving home. “She is the perfect lap dog, always ready to cuddle up with someone. We are so excited for her to get a new leash on life with this flight,” state staff at St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter.

Meet Leslie

Photo: Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter

Her days of wandering the streets looking for food and shelter are over. The hungry and exhausted Catahoula mix was found by a good Samaritan who brought her to Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter. She will now be one of the lucky passengers on this month’s Flight to Freedom.

Meet Berny

Photo: Cara’s House

The five-month-old St. Bernard mix was surrendered for “being too big”, according to Cara’s House who took him in. They shared, “All this sweet boy wants to do is roll over for you to rub his belly or sit next to you and lean against your leg.”

Meet Potato

Photo: Save A Pet Rescue

This sweet pup is looking for someone to love unconditionally. Save A Pet Rescue shared how they rescued Potato. “She is a one-year-old Shepherd/Pyrenees mix who landed in an overcrowded rural county shelter as a stray. After her owners never came looking for her, she was placed up for adoption. Due to extreme overcrowding, endless intakes, and lack of adoptions, Potato was on borrowed time hoping for a way out! In hopes of saving sweet Potato from the inevitable, we received a plea for help from a shelter volunteer. Thankfully we were able to offer rescue for this sweet gal and ensure she had an opportunity to find her forever family.” She will be one of the lucky passengers on this month’s flight!

Meet Umberto

Photo: Cara’s House

The two-year-old black feline was found as a stray in Louisiana. He has so much life ahead of him and is looking for a loving home where he can rule, I mean live. The sweet boy loves to “rub his chubby cheeks on your hand while you are loving on him.”

Donate now to help pets experience the magic of Christmas in a loving home. Just $5 will fly a shelter pets 125 miles towards safety.

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