A “Wings of Rescue” flight carrying 130 cats and dogs arrived at Circle Air Group at Gillespie Field in El Cajon early Tuesday afternoon. This is the second plane load of pets transferred to San Diego from Acadiana Animal Aid to create space for pets who are being evacuated from Texas and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The rescue was a joint effort of Wings of Rescue, GreaterGood.org, your Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Labradors and Friends Rescue, and San Diego Humane Society
The pets were loaded onto the plane in Lafayette, LA early Tuesday morning. When the plane doors opened in San Diego almost 7 hours later the pets were unloaded then transported to the waiting shelters and foster homes.
- Labradors and Friends Rescue and Rancho Coastal Humane Society need foster care providers.
- Wings of Rescue needs new or gently used, medium to large, plastic pet crates. A Wings of Rescue spokesperson says that it’s okay if the crates are missing the bolts. Crates can be dropped off at Rancho Coastal Humane Society or the three San Diego Humane Society shelters in Mission Valley, Oceanside, or Escondido.
- The five participating organizations are accepting donations to cover the cost of the flight and to provide care and treatment for the new arrivals. RCHS Medical Manager Justin Pool says that the cost of the tests is about $600 for each dog.
RCHS President Jim Silveira explains that the incoming pets are indirect victims of Hurricane Harvey. “These are highly adoptable dogs and cats who have been in animal shelters. They are being transferred to San Diego to create room for pets who have been lost, strayed, or abandoned because of Harvey. These pets do not have owners searching for them.”
We really need your help. More important….these pets need your help.
Find out how you can lend a helping paw. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM every day but Tuesday.