More than 100 dogs took flight from Fresno, California, on Valentine’s Day for new homes.
Many of the dogs were at risk of being euthanized.
The “Love is in the Air” event was organized by Wings of Rescue in partnership with GreaterGood.org to fly the small-breed dogs to Michigan where there is more need than in Central California, where they were at risk of being euthanized. Pilot Angela Keeling is from Bend.
“In shelters across the country, highly adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding.
“In other areas, shelters have room to accommodate more adoptable pets. Since inception, Wings of Rescue has flown more than 30,000 pets to safety,” according to a news release from event organizers.
The dogs had been sheltered at several Fresno area shelters and organizations.