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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:36 PM

'Paws Across The Pacific': Hundreds of Shelter Dogs, Cats Flown From HI To Mainand US

Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific, AP News, Oct. 29, 2020.

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there’s more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight.

The furry friends arrived in Seattle Thursday morning on a chartered Hercules C-130 plane. The rescue flight was necessary because the coronavirus pandemic has led to overcrowding in Hawaii pet shelters.

“Lots of kittens,” said Douglas Carroll, spokesman for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, which helped coordinate the effort.

He noted that some owners no longer able to afford their pets because of economic struggles caused by the pandemic has contributed to crowded Hawaii shelters...

https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-seattle-animals-washington-hawaii-c65e7056cca3f2295b32af24e3f99b74



- A dog peers out from a kennel after the landing of a "Paws Across the Pacific" pet rescue flight, Oct. 29, 2020, in Seattle. Volunteer organizations flew more than 600 dogs & cats from shelters across Hawaii to the U.S. mainland, calling it the largest pet rescue ever. The animals are being taken from overcrowded facilities in the islands to shelters in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, & Montana.

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Reply 'Paws Across The Pacific': Hundreds of Shelter Dogs, Cats Flown From HI To Mainand US (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 29 OP
BigmanPigman Oct 29 #1
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:42 PM

1. More victims of tRump's lack of leadership.

I am so glad he doesn't have a dog. I can imagine how he would mistreat the poor thing.

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 08:49 AM

3. I'm looking forward to end of the 81 days left until trump goes to despot dump. n/t

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:51 PM

2. I feel so sorry all those people in Hawaii are getting hit so hard

I worry about my cat if I get COVID. It makes me extra cautious.

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