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Fly them home: the rescue of 100 dogs from high kill shelters in California

Evaluating, washing, registering information, veterinarian checks - all going on at San Bernardino City Animal Shelter on Tuesday with volunteers helping every step of the way.
Evaluating, washing, registering information, veterinarian checks - all going on at San Bernardino City Animal Shelter on Tuesday with volunteers helping every step of the way.
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The Wings of Rescue and animal advocates began the daunting task on Tuesday of helping 100 dogs at San Bernardino City Shelter and Devore Animal Shelter get prepared to be airlifted to rescue organizations across the country.

Volunteers Sol Plante and Steve Miller get ready to help evaluate dogs at San Bernardino City Shelter on Tuesday and prepare the dogs for their trips across country where they will have better chances of finding forever homes.
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The dogs will be placed with several rescue organizations where they will have better opportunities of finding new adoptive homes.

Called Operation Wings of Rescue, pilot and founder, Yehuda Netanel has already transported more than 6,000 cats and dogs to better places.

San Bernardino City Shelter has recently fallen under intense scrutiny as volunteers have been kicked out, hurt, and almost arrested for insisting that dogs be treated humanely. The extremely high euthanasia rate and the adverse conditions the volunteers have had to endure, continues to bring more support and awareness from animal advocates everywhere.

New plans are being discussed now to help the innocent canine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment at San Bernardino City Shelter. A full time rescue coordinator is slated to be hired, and plans are being formulated to improve the living conditions of the animals by cleaning kennels, veterinarian care, and allowing volunteers to interact with the dogs to facilitate adoptions.

On the Operation Wings of Rescue You Caring page which has been collecting donations to help with the expenses, the good news is as follows:

"These dogs will be flying to their safety; otherwise their lives would most likely end in euthanasia. WOR will be donating their own pilots and planes, however one additional larger aircraft will also be chartered in order to ensure all selected dogs are able to get on board!

The other major costs to make this happen include vetting, vaccinations, health certificates, medications; the several days of boarding in between rescue from the shelter and their flight, as well as the transportation costs to have the dogs taken to/from boarding and to the airport. Without the rescue fees covered, we will not be able to pull this off! We need your help.

So far, $7,200 of the necessary $9,500 has been raised.

Meanwhile, volunteers gathered on Tuesday to help evaluate, bathe, and help with veterinarian examinations of the dogs scheduled to travel on Saturday. A lucky 65 dogs from San Bernardino City Shelter will be flying off to new opportunities.

Dogs with good temperaments and who are relatively healthy have been selected.

Of course, there are many dogs and cats who will sadly be left behind, but the San Bernardino City Shelter is holding an adoption event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino. Come on over; save a life and find your new best friend.

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