13 Area Shelter Dogs Saved From Being Euthanized 9/5/13
CBS 7 News
13 dogs would have gotten euthanized if they hadn't had the opportunity to fly to Colorado. Now they have a second chance to have someone adopt them and find a home.
Holly Dool, Tara Jones, and Jillian Wisniewski helped a pilot and his girlfriend load 13 puppies into a private single engine piston plane on its way to Colorado.
"They would have been euthanized," said individual rescuer Holly Dool.
Dool does not have a non-profit organization; she is just an individual who puts her time into saving dogs.
"Our foster families are all full, we just didn't have any place for these dogs to go. It breaks my heart."
Two mothers, nine puppies, one Great Pyrenees puppy and an expectant blue heeler mother were all on the list of 13 dogs to fly to the Mountain Pet Rescue in Colorado which is a no kill facility.
Dool says everything was paid for by volunteers. A Facebook contact Jyl Checkowski paid over $450 for shots, vaccinations and boarding for the dogs. Even the pilot, who was a volunteer from Pilots ‘N Paws, paid for the gas for the plane.
"Even taking one dog would've been fine I still would've done it but it would like to take more so it was more beneficial for all of them," said registered Pilots ‘N Paws pilot, Charles Raber.
The three hour trip, and other flight plans like these, are a solution to the continuing problem of too many dogs in the pound.
Dool said this option, is a great one.
"They have homes waiting for them. So it's easier for us to get these dogs out of places where people don't spayed, and they don't neuter, and they don't give them Parvo and Distemper shots. We get them into wonderful, wonderful homes and these people screen them," she said.
With the lack of housing and high apartment pet deposits, people are wondering how they can keep their dogs, and they're running out of answers.
Dool says that a way you can help is to become a foster parent. You can house a dog for a day, a week, or a month. Any amount of time would help. For questions you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the “Speaking Up For Those Who Can’t” Facebook page.