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No tails left behind: Group of dogs need flight out of New Mexico

Pet Pals (Photo Credit: KFOX14)

There's a handful of four-legged, stranded passengers in Las Cruces following a rescue flight Monday.

They were part of a big group of freedom fliers who were on their way out for a second chance, but the plane was full and their crates just couldn’t fit safely.

Dog Is My Co-pilot coordinated with the Animal Services service center of the Mesilla Valley for the Tails to Freedom Flight, which helped save the lives of 67 dogs and cats.

The group was crated up and boarded on a plane at the Las Cruces International Airport early Monday morning and flew out to humane societies in Idaho and Montanafor adoption.

All went well, and the group landed at their destinations safely thanks to Pilot Peter Ernest Rock.

Shelter staff and volunteers waited for the dogs' arrival patiently and transported them to their new temporary home for adoption.

The remaining group of five is still wanted in Idaho. Meanwhile, Dog Is My Co-pilot is trying to make travel arrangements. They’re actually hoping for a local pilot or pilots to volunteer and help these dogs fly to their destination so that no tails are left behind.

At the moment, the group and shelter is also searching for fosters who can house them until a flight is figured out, but they can also be adopted.

If you’d like to help, please contact ASMV or Dog Is My Co-pilot.

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