Every day perfectly healthy and friendly adoptable pets are being tragically euthanized in overcrowded shelters across America.
No pet should be at-risk because the shelter they are impounded in is overcrowded – when there is a loving home or a safe shelter for he/she to go to. Wings of Rescue flies large scale transports of at-risk pets from disaster areas and overcrowded shelters to shelters where there is empty kennel space and, most importantly, where no local shelter pets are displaced by our flights. No pet transported on a Wings of Rescue flight can be euthanized nor can any local shelter pet be euthanized to make room for a pet transported by Wings of Rescue.
Additionally Wings of Rescue works with these overcrowded shelters to implement programs that will hopefully diminish the need for further transports. We have started Operation Pit Stop to provide free spay/neuter services to Pit Bull owners in Bakersfield, we have funded educational programs to teach children – our leaders of tomorrow – the importance of responsible pet care. With our partners at the Greatergood.org, we have provided vaccines to improve the health of economically disadvantaged communities’ pets. Healthier pets translates to less pets being brought to shelters when their owners cannot afford a veterinarian visit.
Since we started keeping records in 2013, Wings of Rescue has flown over 35,000 pets to safety. Wings of Rescue planes have touched down in 44 states, 3 Canadian provinces, as well as Puerto Rico and both the United States and British Virgin Islands.
Our work is funded completely from donations. We rely upon these donations and the incredible generosity of our volunteer pilots, and our fabulous shelter partners across North America – from where the pets we fly are quickly adopted. With your help, the sky is truly the limit to how lives many we can save – and how much happiness we can bring to the lucky families who adopt these pets.