WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING | Pilots to the Rescue Flies 16 Dogs to their Forever Homes in Michigan

By Caroline MacGregor —

The power of collaboration was evident at West Virginia International Yeager Airport this week as three organizations joined forces for a dog-gone-good cause. 

As more people find they are unable to afford to keep their pets, animal adoptions are reaching crisis levels across the country and state with millions of animals destined for euthanasia.

Working with the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, Swilled Dog, a woman-owned distillery and cidery in Upper Tract in Pendleton County, enlisted the help of Pilots to the Rescue, a non-profit that transports animals from overcrowded shelters to regions with more room for adoption.

Their mission: to fly 16 dogs to the Cascades Humane Society in Jackson, Michigan where they will be available for immediate adoption.

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