Animals in Flight: ASPCA Transports 145 Los Angeles Pets to Find Loving Homes
We are excited to announce that 145 shelter dogs, cats and kittens took flight on Thursday during a large-scale animal transport, and will now be available for adoption at partner shelters in Oregon and Washington state. The ASPCA teamed up with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, along with Wings of Rescue, to transport these animals from LA County shelters by plane in the hopes of giving them a second chance to find loving homes.
This transport was the largest transport of adoptable pets from LA County shelters in one day. Since the ASPCA launched its multi-year, $25 million LA initiative in June 2014, our Animal Relocation team has transported more than 2,000 pets from overcrowded LA County shelters to shelters and rescue groups in other areas of the country where the demand for adoptable pets is high. Our LA initiative also includes a free spay/neuter clinic serving South Los Angeles and a Safety Net program that works to keep pets in their homes and out of LA County shelters.
We can’t wait to hear the happy adoption stories that result from this exciting animal transport