BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — The runway at the Boise Airport welcomed some new Idaho residents today.
“Today Greater Good Charities and the Animal Rescue Site flew 40 dogs from overcrowded shelters in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi,” said Ellie Snyder with Greater Good Charities.
Now the dogs are in Boise getting ready to meet their new owners. They will soon be up for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society.
“Once we get these animals back to our intake shelter we will check them out. If they have been spayed and neutered they will be on our adoption floor pretty soon. And if they need any other veterinary care we will provide that first,” Laurien Mavey with the Idaho Humane Society said.
The Idaho Humane Society is valued in transfers like these because they are able to perform surgeries on animals that need it.
“On this flight in particular we have a dog that has a broken leg and a broken tail. So we were able to take them in because we have the resources to do that,” Mavey said.
The “Flight For Freedom Series” funded by the Animal Rescue Site has saved thousands of pets through this program.
“We’re taking pets out of places where they face a chance of euthanasia and bringing them somewhere where they’re going to find a forever family,” Snyder said.
If you’re interested in adopting one of these dogs, you can keep an eye on the Idaho Humane Society’s adoption page online.
To donate and support this “Flight to Freedom,” you can visit Greater Good's website HERE.