JACKSON, Wyo. – Nearly 50 dogs and cats will be airlifted from Dallas-Fort Worth to shelters in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming on Saturday, June 5.
The efforts are made possible through partnerships between Petco Love, Dog Is My CoPilot and local shelters including PAWS of Jackson Hole, Aska’s Animal Foundation of Victor, and Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter.
The flight will take place on Saturday June 5 and will arrive at Driggs Reed Memorial Airport at 2 p.m. Seven dogs will arrive on this flight to local partner shelters.
Dog is My CoPilot strives to move animals at risk to areas with higher adoption demand, giving animals more opportunities to be adopted rather than being euthanized.
The animals come from six shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
According to the Dog Is My CoPilot press release, shelters across the country are starting to normalize to pre-pandemic levels and are opening up to the public as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.
Petco Love recently invested $ 750,000 as a grant to further support Dog is My CoPilot.
“As part of Petco Love’s commitment to creating a future in which no pets face preventable euthanasia, we are proud to invest in Dog is My CoPilot and partner with shelters across the country to help animals in need have an increased chance of adoption, ”said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love.
Jackson’s Animal Adoption Center welcomes pets on a monthly basis through a partnership with Dog Is My CoPilot.
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