Hundreds of dogs, cats being flown from Hawaii to Seattle to find homes

The Maui Humane Society is working with Greater Good Charities and Wings of Rescue to send over 600 pets to the mainland on the “Paws Across the Pacific” flight.

SEATTLE — Shelters in Hawaii are sending hundreds of dogs and cats to Seattle as the the islands struggle to find room for the animals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Maui Humane Society is working with Greater Good Charities and Wings of Rescue to send over 600 pets to the mainland on the “Paws Across the Pacific” flight.

The animals are scheduled to arrive at Boeing Field in Seattle Thursday.

Some animals will go to shelters and humane societies in Washington state. The flight will also stop in Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the “Wings of Aloha” transfer program was on pause for over six months leaving island shelters overcrowded and outsourced.

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130 Dogs and Cats Flown from Crowded Shelters and Life on the Streets into Forever Homes

Alexandra Lloyd Courtesy of The Sato Project

Planes, trains, and automobiles! There are plenty of ways to travel and just as many ways to meet the perfect adoptable pet.

For 130 cats and dogs from Puerto Rico, a plane proved to be the perfect mode of transportation to get from living alone to the warm, loving home of a forever family.

The Sato Project collaborated with Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities to charter a plane for the dozens of adoptable pets — who were living in overcrowded shelters or on the street before boarding — and flew them from Puerto Rico to New Jersey, where many of the animals were greeted on the ground by their new families.

The cats and dogs who made the flight, but did not match with a potential adopter before they took off, are available for adoption at Humane Pennsylvania, Broward County Humane,

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