In 2017 Wings of Rescue flew 11,183 dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs and guinea pigs to safety. We are proud that we also flew in 124 tons of badly needed emergency supplies – for both humans and pets – into the Caribbean after the Hurricane Maria catastrophe. We are also pleased that we were able to fund spay/neuter efforts in Bakersfield California and provide financial aid to underfunded no-kill shelters, so that they could keep their doors open so we could reduce their populations by flying their pets to our network of receiving shelters with empty kennels. Since our founding in 2012, there are now over 30,000 pets who are cherished family pets living in homes after having been flown on either one of Wings of Rescue’s squadron of volunteer pilot owned planes or on one of charter cargo planes.
Wings of Rescue’s 2018 Mission is to fly as many healthy adoptable pets as possible from overcrowded, high intake shelters to shelters with empty kennels where our precious cargo will not only be guaranteed safety, but also be quickly adopted. We also will be able to mobilize within hours to render assistance in any disaster be it hurricane, flood or fire. We do not like to think of saved pets as numbers to be compiled on a tote board, but we anticipate flying at least 10,000 pets to safety in 2018.
For us to achieve our goal, we need your support. It costs approximately $100 per pet to fly from danger to a new home – and your generous donations keep us in the air doing what we do best – saving lives. We are an all-volunteer operation and have no paid employees.
Wings of Rescue has become the leading transporter of pets flying our regular transports between overcrowded shelters to shelters with empty kennel space and guaranteed safety and our lifesaving flights in times of emergency. We hope you will help us keep flying pets to safety and create even more happy endings in 2018! We invite you to join the Official Wings of Rescue Flight Support Team by either donating which you can do by clicking here: www.wingsofrescue.org/donate or by mailing a check to Wings of Rescue, P.O. Box 6045, La Quinta, California 92248.