Pets in search of forever homes take flight from SA to northern state shelters

Volunteers and team members at ACS gathered early Saturday for the flight, transport

Nearly 100 dogs and several cats in search of their forever families took to the skies early Saturday out of San Antonio and on to northern state animal shelters. (Images courtesy of Animal Care Services) (City of San Antonio Animal Care Services)

SAN ANTONIO – Nearly 100 dogs and several cats in search of their forever families took to the skies early Saturday out of San Antonio and on to northern state animal shelters.

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services gathered their team and some volunteers at 5 a.m. to prepare the pets for transport before they boarded a jet plane.

The flight and transfer is a way to help some of the pets find alternative placement.

According to ACS, the flight was sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation.

The first stop for the pets is in Connecticut and from there, they’ll head to more shelters and foster homes throughout northern states. The shelters are listed below:

In preparation for the flight, ACS says they had over 50 residents apply to foster some of the pets. The animal shelter gave thanks to all who made this event happen.

“We are incredibly grateful for everyone that came together for this great cause, especially our volunteer fosters who made all of this possible,” ACS said in a statement.

ACS also gave thanks to the Connecticut Humane Society for their support and to all of its team members for their hard work behind the scenes to help make the flight and transport possible.

And they’re off!! ✈️🐾 As early as 5AM this morning, our team alongside our incredible volunteers have been working...

Posted by City of San Antonio Animal Care Services on Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.