The Huffington Post reports on Wings of Rescue and Pilots N Paws, organizations of pilots who rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia. These volunteers pull animals from shelters and fly them to their new homes in rescues or adopting families. From their post:
More than 4 million U.S. pets are euthanized every year. Both pilot groups encourage spaying and neutering as a solution but know that airlifts will increase every year as they become more visible and the number of needy dogs grows.
States such as California, Georgia and South Carolina typically have too many dogs in shelters, while places such as Washington, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Florida need more pets to satisfy demand. To solve the location conundrum, pilots fire up their engines.
The rabbit rescue community knows the value of volunteer transportation to help relocate bunnies from overpopulated, high-kill shelters to places where they can receive better care. The Bunderground Railroad is one such organization. Zooh Corner has collaborated with other shelters to help relocate needy bunnies, including our very own Sacramento Meat babies.