Miami, October 20 (EFE). Wings of Rescue, an organization dedicated to transporting pets in natural disasters and other crisis situations, moved 54 dogs from South Florida to Canada on Wednesday so they have new opportunities to find families to adopt.
A plane chartered by Wings of Rescue has taken off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, about 35 kilometers from Miami, bound for Toronto with 54 dogs, according to the organization.
For this process, Wings of Rescue has teamed up with the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Foundation and two other similar organizations, Friends of Miami Animals Foundation, Inc. and Canadian Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary!
All the dogs come from crowded pet shelters in Miami-Dade County, where they spend time without anyone caring for them.
The organization thanked the donors for making these dogs’ “amazing” trip to Toronto possible in a social media message alongside a photo of one of the travelers, “Alfredo,” a four-year-old Airedale Terrier, and a video.
Wings of Rescue predicted that Alfredo and his traveling companions, who included a “special needs” dog, whose hind legs were paralyzed, would soon be in the homes of “friendly people from Toronto hoping to adopt.”
Lorna Mejía-López, acting director of Miami-Dade Animal Services, has pledged that the dogs will find permanent homes in Canada.
Rick Brody, of Wings of Rescue, highlighted the work of this organization, which so far in 2021 has carried out 90 missions to relocate 7,427 pets, including 5,354 dogs, 2,050 cats, 16 rabbits and seven guinea pigs.
It also delivered 65,217 pounds (30,000 kg cases) of emergency animal aid. EFE
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