Love was literally in the air this Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s Day is all about showing the ones you love how much you care. On February 13 and 14, over 700 homeless dogs and cats were saved from possible euthanasia thanks to Freekibble, GreaterGood and donations from people like you. Seven different flights from seven different locations were filled with dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters in the south and flown to shelters across the country.
Dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes were carefully placed in travel crates and loaded onto planes. Each dog and cat will receive a second chance at finding a forever home in a new city. All were greeted on the tarmac by smiling faces and tasty treats. 6,000 jars of tasty HALO Liv-A-Litttles Salmon treats were donated along with the shelter pets as an extra token of love.
Since the Flights to Freedom program started in 2017, over 17,000 shelter animals have been saved. All are expected to be adopted within days of arriving in their new cities. Hannah, one of the puppy passengers, was saved from an overcrowded Mississippi shelter and flown to her forever home in New Jersey. Another dog, Bingo, and two felines, Batgirl and Marta, arrived in Seattle and hope to find loving homes soon.
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Arlo was one of the lucky pups saved and arrived at The NOAH Center in Washington on February 13. The next day a family came in and adopted him, making it the best Valentine’s day ever for Arlo. This is just the first of hundreds of happily ever afters for the rescued shelter pets.
You can help support the next flight! Just $5 helps cover the fuel costs of flying a pet 125 miles towards safety. 100% of your donation goes towards fuel and saving shelter pets.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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