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Wings of Rescue to Rescue and Fly 500 Dogs to New Homes In The Pacific Northwest

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Nearly 500 dogs have new homes in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the organization Wings of Rescue. Nearly 500 dogs have new homes in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the organization Wings of Rescue.

PASCO, WA - Nearly 500 dogs have new homes in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the organization Wings of Rescue.

On Friday, a fleet of private planes flown by volunteer pilots delivered these pooches to rescue organizations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

One of these planes even stopped at the Tri-Cities Airport. 16 dogs were dropped off in our area. The Blue Mountain Humane Society in Walla Walla took five dogs and the Benton-Franklin Humane Society picked up 11 dogs.

This is the largest one-day animal rescue on the West Coast. All of the animals onboard the aircrafts will fly in pressurized cabins, not as cargo.
 
The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team's participation in the transport has been made possible as a result of a grant awarded to the organization by ASCPA, which is granting a total of $100,000 to animal welfare organizations across the country.

These grant funds are part of Subaru of America's "Share the Love" event donation to the ASCPA. Subaru's "Share the Love" event runs from November 21, 2013 until January 2, 2014 during which Subaru will donate $250 of every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities, which includes the ASCPA. The donation from Subaru of America will help fund the safe transport of sheltered dogs from localities where supply of adoptable dogs exceeds demand to areas where demand matches the supply of adoptable dogs.

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