On Valentine’s Day 2019, 100 small breed dogs were flown from Central Valley, California to Michigan. The dogs were being moved so that people from Michigan can adopt them. Many people from the state have given their support to help these dogs get adopted and find forever homes.
The event known as “Love is in the Air” was organized by Wings of Rescue in partnership with GreaterGood.org. Through the efforts of Fresno Humane Animal Services, Animal Rescue Fresno, Animal Compassion Team and Bandits Buddies, small breed dogs like chihuahua and pug mixes that had been in the local shelters will get the chance of a forever home in Michigan.
The Michigan Humane Society has been the one in charge of organizing the dogs once they reach the state. They had also been the point of contact for all the other organizations and groups in Michigan who would be giving them temporary shelter until the dogs are adopted.
Brenda Mitchell is the head of the Fresno Humane Animal Services. According to her, Fresco has been having trouble housing more dogs because lack of homes open to adopting more dogs. If these dogs are not moved or do not find new owners, then they would have been euthanized.
However, Michigan has a good amount of homes and families who are open to adopting new dogs. That is why the state has been chosen as the destination for the 100 dogs who need new homes.
The whole move was planned well. Volunteers made sure that there were enough dog kennels to house the dogs during the flight. They were then taken for a ride in the cargo hold of the airplane.
The organization known as Wings Of Rescue had donated the flight from Central Valley California to Michigan. Many people were happy that the dogs were moved and didn’t have to be put to sleep. Great job, everyone!
Source: Fresno Bee