Volunteer pilots help dogs get a second chance at life

Source: Mashable – Volunteer pilots help dogs get a second chance at life

LOS ANGELES, California — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Thousands of pooches facing euthanasia — some just hours from death — get loaded on planes each year and flown to new homes in places with shortages of adoptable pets. Groups such as California-based Wings of Rescue or South Carolina-based Pilots N Paws lead the charge, recruiting pilots to volunteer their planes, fuel and time in a trend that’s growing as more dogs end up in shelters and more people seek out canine love. 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. Read more…More about Travel, Air Travel, Lifestyle, Travel Leisure, and Animal Travel

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