Six hundred animals just landed in Seattle from Hawaii, and they’ll soon be looking for their new homes.
After having their Wings of Aloha transfer program that provides off-island adoptions on pause for the last six months, the Hawaii-based animal charity came up with the perfect solution: board 600 pets on one flight to the mainland.
Where did the flight land? In Seattle’s Boeing Field on Thursday.
Checking in with all the animals! We spy Moki & Phyllis!! Who else do you recognize? 🥰💛🐶🐱
According to Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities, the flight was urgently needed to make space in Hawaii’s shelters for at-risk pets who otherwise wouldn’t be able to receive necessary care to survive.
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The 600 cats and dogs came from five shelters around Hawaii and will be sent to several Pacific Northwest rescue groups including the Seattle Humane Society, PAWS, The NOAH Center, Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Kitsap Humane, Oregon Humane Society, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Kootenai Humane Society, Seattle Area Feline Rescue, TRACS, SpokAnimal, Blue Mountain Humane Society and Embrace a Discarded Animal Society.
ICYMI: The largest @WingsOfRescue flight ever has landed at Boeing Field, and we are so excited to be here for this historic event. This is our first out-of-state transfer since March and the largest WOR flight ever! #PawsXPacific pic.twitter.com/WvT7o2X8Jn
— Seattle Humane (@SeattleHumane) October 29, 2020
Once all of their medical exams are completed, the adoptable animals will be listed on adoption pages with a Wings of Aloha badge on their photo.