Your support is crucial to providing lifesaving services and opportunities to the thousands of homeless pets that we care for each year. Every donation that we receive is used wisely and with great gratitude and 100% of every dollar benefits the homeless pets. Thank you for helping us to save more lives!
We have partnered with The Humane Society of the United States, Wings of Rescue, Appleton International Airport, Greenville Fire Department and First Responders, Oshkosh Area Humane Society, and Willow Run Kennels in a far-reaching effort to help bring new light and happiness to the resilient dogs of the Houston area who have seen such heartbreak in the recent hurricane.
On September 18, 2017, Wings of Rescue flew 56 dogs in to Appleton who were surrendered to shelters in the Houston area when their families, displaced by the hurricane, were unable to keep them. The owners were aware that they would be transported to other areas to find their new homes where they believed they would have their next best chance at a life full of love and happiness. None of these wonderful dogs are strays who have families searching for them.
A specially formed team of FVHA staff and volunteers, the Greenville Fire and Rescue team, and Airport Safety met the dogs plane-side, helped them out of their transport kennels, paperwork checked, and they were loaded into our Bark Buses. Kennels were cleaned and placed back into the airplane for Wings of Rescue’s next mission.
Each dog brought to the shelter will be evaluated by our veterinarians and provided with any medical care that they need, including spay/neuter surgery.