Brandywine Valley SPCA and Wings of Rescue Collaborate on 100th Flight Rescuing At-Risk Dogs and Cats
This Past Weekend’s flight carried 90 homeless pets from overcrowded shelters in Louisiana.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) received 99 homeless dogs and cats from shelters in Louisiana on Saturday, October 2nd. The Wings of Rescue airlift of at-risk shelter animals was the 100th rescue flight in the BVSPCA-Wings partnership.
The animals on the flight came primarily from the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter, where the BVSPCA has staff working for the year to help the shelter increase lives saved from 20% to 90% by the end of the year. The ASPCA-sponsored flight brought the animals to Georgetown, Delaware, and Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Most of the animals are now available for adoption at BVSPCA’s campuses. Some were also sent to BVSPCA shelter partners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The four-year BVSPCA-Wings partnership has resulted in more than 7,000 at-risk cats and dogs being relocated from overcrowded shelters and communities facing natural disasters. Most of the pets saved have gone to BVSPCA locations, but the BVSPCA also connected many of the pets with partner shelters in their region as well as in New England and the Midwest.
“Animals in need know no borders,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “Our collaboration with Wings of Rescue has been so successful based on the core values we share to help animals, organizations and communities in need agilely and without judgement.”
“All of us at Wings of Rescue take great joy in celebrating this milestone flight to the amazing people at Brandywine Valley SPCA,” said Ric Browde, Wings of Rescue CEO. “During the past four years we have compassionately flown over 6,750 at-risk pets to this phenomenal adoption center and its partner shelters. We are grateful for every staff member and volunteer who worked tirelessly to save the lives of these pets, and for the thousands of individuals and families who adopted our precious cargo.”
This 100th flight to BVSPCA also marks two additional milestones for Wings of Rescue. On board the plane was the 7,000th pet the group has rescued so far this year and the 59,000th flown to safety since its founding in 2012.