Dozens of pets started their mornings at the Lafayette Regional Airport before boarding a flight to Michigan and their “forever furry” homes.
Saturday’s flight was the first of six on a mission that will move more than 150 at-risk pets to shelters. Greater Good Charities, Mars Petcare and the PEDIGREE Foundation have joined forces to launch the Good Flights ‘Flying to Forever Homes’ initiative to airlift hundreds of pets to new homes in 2021.
More than 55 pets from shelters in Louisiana, including large breed dogs and cats who are generally more difficult to adopt, boarded their flight at the Lafayette Regional Airport and left around 4 a.m. . . All pets have been fully vetted and health certified, and while they are at Michigan Humane, they will be assessed and receive follow-up medical care before being offered for adoption.
Pets have been moved from the St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter, Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter, Cara’s House, Iberville Parish Animal Control and Parish of Iberville Animal Shelter. Washington.
Good Flights performs life-saving airlifts and supports ground transportation of pets, with a focus on homeless cats, harder-to-adopt large breed dogs, disaster relief, etc. Learn more about greatgood.org.
Below are photos of Saturday’s flight, courtesy of Greater Good Charities.
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