EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The El Paso Animal Services is partnering with Dog is My CoPilot to transport pets to other shelters in other communities on Tuesday.
About 37 pets are being sent to other shelters.
The flight comes at a crucial time as the El Paso Animal Services and foster homes are still over capacity.
A three-year-old black and white pit bull mix with a lovable face, who first came to the shelter in September 2022, will be Dog is My CoPilot’s 26,000th passenger.
The rescue flight was able to be done with the partnership of Dog is My CoPilot, One Tail at a Time, Wet Nose Foster Paws, and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
“I love working with this group. We have a real problem down here with the shelters. We are happy to come down here and fly the animals up to shelters that a much less crowded," said Peter Rork President and finder for Dog Is My CoPilot.
“Today we are sending 37 of our dogs to Washington and Oregon. We are sending them to a place where they don’t have as many dogs as we do," said Kyla Young the rescue coordinator for El Paso Animal Services.
If the community would like to donate to Dog is My CoPilot to help fund this flight and future ones, they can do so online at www.DogCoPilot.org/donate.
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