Over 45 Dogs Rescued From Overcrowded Shelter And Flown To Forever Homes

June 5, 2021

More than 45 at-risk shelter dogs were flown from El Paso to Portland Wednesday morning to be hand-delivered to adoptive and foster families.

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Credit: DogCoPilot.org

On May 26th, Austin-based Wondercide -- a plant-powered, pet-friendly pest protection brand -- teamed up with Dog Is My CoPilot to rescue 45+ dogs from overcrowded shelters in West Texas.

Dog Is My CoPilot is a nonprofit organization that transports animals at risk of being euthanized to adoption centers that have already found forever homes for the pets.

The animals leaving El Paso International Airport were rescued by Heather Hall with the Underground Dog organization from several West Texas rural shelters, in addition to about 40 dogs being rescued from El Paso Animal Services.

They were transported to Portland-Troutdale Airport, where they were greeted by Julie Zagrans from One Tail at a Time PDX and several families ready to foster and adopt their new furry friends.

"The support we receive from our community of animal lovers amazes me everyday," said Dr. Peter Rork, President and Chief Pilot for Dog Is My CoPilot.

"We are humbled by the generosity of companies like Wondercide who share our mission to help protect as many pets as possible. Thank you to the Wondercide team for being a valued partner and supporting us on our first Texas flight of 2021 so we can accomplish even more life-saving efforts this year."

Dog Is My Copilot has rescued more than 17,000 animals since their inception in 2012.

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