Shelter Pets Named for Founding Fathers Hope To Celebrate Independence Day In New Homes

America was inspired by life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This July, we’re celebrating Independence Day by helping shelter pets live their own American Dream!

On July 10, our next Flight to Freedom will fly from Louisiana to Morristown, NJ, with 50 rescued dogs and cats on board. These loving pets were saved from overcrowded shelters in Louisiana, where lacking resources and space leave homeless animals at high risk for euthanasia. Without this Flight to Freedom, some of these animals wouldn’t leave the shelter alive.

George, Martha, and Hamilton are flying on July’s Flight to Freedom! Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter/LaFourche Parish Animal Shelter

Flights to Freedom are operated by Greater Good Charities, Freekibble, and The Animal Rescue Site, which have teamed up to transport adoptable dogs and cats to regions where demand for adoption is high.

But we need your help flying all these animals to safety! Flights to Freedom are funded entirely through reader donations, so we’re counting on your support to help us save these dogs and cats from euthanasia. Can you spare a few dollars to help needy animals traveling on our July 10 Flight to Freedom?

Meet some of July’s Flight to Freedom passengers!

George

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

After being dumped on a dead-end road in Louisiana, George wandered through the fields for days before being noticed by a passerby. But the woman who found George didn’t take him home, just in case his family returned. But as torrential rains swept through the parish that night, the woman quickly began to regret her decision. Wracked with worry about George’s fate, she rushed back to rescue him the next morning, unable to bear the thought of this scruffy pup spending another night alone.

Martha

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

Named for our nation’s first First Lady, sweet Martha would have been already been adopted had she simply been born outside the South, where shelter pets outweigh the number of people willing to give them homes.

But Martha’s luck finally changed when she was booked on July’s Flight to Freedom, which will fly Southern shelter dogs to regions where demand for adoption is high. This basically guarantees that Martha, like all of our Flight to Freedom passengers, will get adopted within days of landing in New Jersey.

Hamilton

Photo: LaFourche Parish Animal Shelter

Hamilton was found abandoned in the same muddy cane fields as George. In fact, this sweet dog was rescued by the same Good Samaritan! George’s rescuer also brought this very good (but very dirty) boy home and gave him a hot bath, but she couldn’t give either George or Hamilton a forever home. Thankfully, she did the next best thing by bringing both dogs to shelters that booked them on our July 10 Flight to Freedom. Can you spare a few dollars to help us fly Hamilton to his new home?

Franklin

Photo: WPAD

Franklin is a wise, clever, and handsome dog eager to meet his own family in New Jersey. Can you donate $5 to help us fly Franklin to the new life he deserves?

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Bug & Honey

Photo: St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter

Bug & Honey are just two feline fliers traveling on our July 10 Flight to Freedom, which will rescue shelter cats and dogs right at the height of kitten season. This timely flight means Bug and Honey will grow up in their own homes, instead of a desperately crowded Louisiana shelter during its busiest period. Can you make a donation to help us fly Bug & Honey to freedom?

Annie

Photo: Washington Parish Animal Shelter

When Annie and her sister, Amber, were rescued in Louisiana, shelter workers knew these adorable puppies would be perfect candidates for our July 10 flight. It’s likely this sweet girl will be adopted as soon as she lands in New Jersey. Can you help us fund air miles to fly Annie to her new life?

Amber

Photo: Washington Parish Animal Shelter

Amber will probably be a big girl when she’s older, but for now, this adorable pup is a tiny fluff ball of puppy love. On July 10, Amber will also board our Flight to Freedom with her sister, Annie. Can you help us fly these puppies to safety and adoption?

Thanks for helping us save shelter animals from euthanasia! Flights to Freedom are funded entirely by reader donations, so we’re counting on your support to help us fly George, Martha, Hamilton and other shelter pets to freedom this July!

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