We have been stewards of three dogs, two were rescues, and one is Lexi. She is a mini Labradoodle from the Portland, Oregon area. No matter when and where you adopted or acquired your dog, I am certain you agree with me that they are the best companionship.
During this pandemic, pet adoptions have soared. My only hope is that the pets will remain with their owners after things return to a more normal way of life.
If you look into the eyes of your pet, it seems you can see their soul, and feel their happiness, and eagerness to please. And I firmly believe that our pets give us far more than we provide for them. They become members of our families.
My dear and dedicated friend Ric (President) runs Wings of Rescue. Their mission: Wings of Rescue flies large scale transports of at-risk pets from overcrowded shelters and disaster areas to shelters where there is empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by our flights. Ric is based in SoCal, but flies all over North America to rescue animals.
Wings of Rescue is a donation-based charity, flying large numbers of at risk, healthy pets long distances from high intake shelters to our network of no-kill shelters throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 2012, Wings of Rescue has a squadron of volunteer pilots flying the rescue missions in their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes. In 2019 our goal is to fly 12,000 pets to safety. Since our inception, over 34,000 pets have been flown to safety.
I have known Ric for upwards of ten years now. I admire the work he is doing. He is one of the most dedicated “friend to the animal” people I have ever known. Check out the Facebook page for Wings of Rescue.
Better yet, as an animal lover, please consider donating to our cause. Much of the travel I have enjoyed over the years is directly from Ric’s wise and generous counsel. Each time I ask him for information, I am sure to make a donation to Wings.
We know these are difficult times, but if you are in a position to give, every dollar will help fly pets to safety on this emergency flight and out of harm’s way. A $25 gift helps cover the fuel costs of flying pets to safety.
Please, join or mission to save these pets by donating now online or by mailing a check to Wings of Rescue, P.O. Box 21747, Seattle WA 98111. Anyone donating $150 or more will receive a free Wings of Rescue “Let The Fur Fly” t-shirt.
We have many worthwhile animal rescue organizations in the area. Animal Rescue Fresno (ARF) is another, worthy of our support.