The lives of 100 dogs and 25 cats were in great danger due to overcrowded and undersupplied animal shelters that were quickly running out of space and food. These animals were airlifted from shelters in Louisiana and Alabama on August 30th and have been given a new temporary home at other animal shelters on the east coast.
The rescued animals included dogs that tested positive for heart worms, large dogs and homeless cats. Luckily and with the help of the Good Flights programs, these new shelters will help pair these animals with new families.
The First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, helped to welcome the animals at the airport when they arrived. Murphy was seen playing with a hairless and scabby puppy who was left on the streets in Louisiana without a home.
“It makes me want to cry,” Murphy said. “I’m really thrilled for these 140 [dogs and cats] who have been so carefully attended to and I think whoever adopts them obviously is going to take great care of them.” (Source of quote)
I think it is amazing that these animals were able to be saved in such a short period of time. The Good Flights mission was one of many successful missions that have helped over 700,000 pets find new homes. Every life matters and it such an inspiration to see all of these hardworking volunteers working to save each and every life. We at VetTalk hope to continue to bring more of these inspirational and heartwarming stories to you.