Thanks to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, dozens of pooches and felines were transported from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, January 20. Southwest Airlines donated the aircraft for the roundtrip flight which was totally staffed by volunteer flight attendants and pilots!
The plane took off with 14,000 pounds of supplies for pets and humans in Puerto Rico, and returned with 62 animals that were surrendered, abandoned or lost in the wake of Hurricane Maria and are now available for adoption.
Washington Post noted that several were quickly adopted, including a dog by a volunteer flight attendant and another dog "by a large, bearded man who carried him in his arms like a baby and kept saying: 'This is the face of an angel.'" By the end of that day, Lucky Dog stated on Instagram that they adopted out 17 dogs and four cats from Puerto Rico.
Lucky Dog Rescue's effort was also captured by TODAY:
If anyone is looking for volunteers for another flight like this, you know where to find us!
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