Airlift Brings Dogs Destined for Death to Pets Alive Sanctuary
Five pilots volunteered their time recently to rescue 25 dogs slated for euthanasia in South Carolina, flying them in their small planes to a Pets Alive sanctuary in Orange County, North Carolina. "There is a whole network of pilots that own their own small engine planes and they can fly certain distances and they volunteer their time, their fuel, the planes, and they stops at various small airports along the way and they pick up dogs and they transport them," says Pets Alive Executive Co-Director Kerry Clair. "In this particular case, they got the 25 dogs to us in five different planes." The dogs were rescued from kennels and transported to the Orange County Airport in Montgomery. A group of Pets Alive volunteers met the planes at the airport and brought the dogs to the shelter to prepare them for adoption.
March 11, 2009