Oklahoma seems to be a state overflowing with animals, but not only horses and cattle, but also an overpopulation of dogs and cats. Aimee Green on The Oregonian reported that at least 110 of those dogs and one cat will not be euthanized because of an Oklahoma non-profit organization founded and run by Vikki Smith called “Fetch Fido a Flight.”
This program was founded to save dogs and cats by transporting them on a chartered five-hour flight to two local humane societies in Oregon who could find homes for them. This flight has been successfully accomplished with the help of dedicated donors who would rather see these pets live than die.
The animals are transported on a low-stress, non-interrupted flight from Oklahoma to Oregon where they are met by dozens of volunteers who work together to unload the animals and place them in vans where they are driven to the shelters: SafeHaven Humane Society in Tangent and the Oregon Humane Society in Northeast Portland.
Once there, the pets receive food, water, medical care, and a comfortable place to sleep. This non-profit, located in Edmund, Oklahoma, say they spend about $250 on each animal to ensure that it won’t be killed. The Oregon shelters are confident that the animals will be adopted; statistics have shown that 98 percent are adopted into good homes with only two percent being too aggressive or sick to be with humans.
One of the shelters, the Oregon Humane Society, finds homes for over 11,000 animals every year as funds from generous donors continue to support the animals and enable the shelter to find the pets homes with caring families.
“Fetch Fido a Flight” has saved the lives of thousands of homeless cats and dogs destined to be euthanized.