DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN)— There will be several first-time fliers in the skies Wednesday morning as they head to Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Over 30 dogs will be making the trip from Dothan to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they will pick up 63 more dogs. In total, 93 dogs will be headed to Wisconsin to find them a forever home.
“Three wonderful groups there are waiting, they have kennel space and veterinarians on stand-by to get them all spayed and neutered and ready for adoption,” Greater Good Charities Director of Pet Transport, Erin Robbins said.
This is the third transport that Greater Good Charities has partnered with Save-a-pet Dothan, and the second flight with the program Good Flights.
Good Flights responsibly transports shelter pets to areas where there is a need for adoptable pets and never displaces local shelter pets in the area.
“We’re really saving two lives because this is making space as soon as we leave,” Robbins said. “Tomorrow, the staff here at save-a-pet will be pulling more pets that are at-risk and bringing them into the space that these pets hold.”
Save-A-Pet Dothan gets pets that are past their stray hold, which is typically three weeks in a city shelter, where their owner has not claimed them, from there, save-a-pet takes these pets in, and after several weeks, Greater Good Charities transports them.
“This is our third transport just this week,” Robbins said. “We are never going to transport our way out of the homeless pet population, without spay and neuter and the access to low-cost spay and neuter, and responsible pet ownership.”
The dogs will load onto the plane at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will take off shortly after.