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Pilots Are Helping Save The Lives Of Thousands Of Dogs And Our Hearts Are Completely Melting

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Every dog lover that spies these adorable 'fly guys' will be singing "how much is that doggy in the window" when they learn the real reason why shelter dogs are flying across the United States.

Seasoned pilots train for years to get their wings, but these cute 'co-puplots' get the first class treatment in the cockpit of these special planes.

Pilots across the United States are on a very touching mission to transport shelter pets from high risk, high kill shelters to no kill shelters in other parts of the country.

It is through their selfless deed that doggies in danger get the chance to be adopted by a loving family.

Learn more about this important mission on the next page!

Each volunteer pilot is a true hero to the dogs on death row. They save countless lives by donating their time and their airplanes to this special cause.

Wings of Rescue works with a team of pilots to fly at-risk pets across the country. So far, they've managed to save the lives of 26,000 animals. These lucky pets would have surely faced death if they remained in the high-kill shelter!

So why are so many lovable animals at risk? The truth is a problem of economics.

In places like Southern California there is a huge supply of shelter pets, but a low demand for 'furever' friends. This leads to overcrowding and under funding.

Since shelters can't keep up with the animals being brought in, euthanasia is a very common solution. The real tragedy is that so many of these animals are actually healthy and still have many years of love left to give.

How To  Give Them A Second Chance

Thankfully, the good people at Wings of Rescue have teamed-up with The Second Chance Movement and to save the lives of thousands of pets in high-kill shelters.

The Second Chance Movement and donate travel miles to charities that facilitate the transportation of adoptable pets.

For every product sold from the product store, money is provided as a grant from to several charities that provide air and ground transportation from high-kill shelters to no-kill shelters in America - that includes Wings of Rescue.

Learn more about Wings of Rescue here and visit the product store here.

[h/t Iheartdogs / Elite Daily]