About Our Cause

Every day loving, healthy, highly adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s municipal shelters because overcrowded shelters run out of kennel space.

Too many pets and not enough homes is always the excuse.  Wings of Rescue is working around the clock to change this mindset by providing desperately needed air transport for thousands of pets from overcrowded high intake shelters where bad things are liable to happen to shelters with plenty of empty kennel space and adopters waiting.  No pet transported on a Wings of Rescue flight can be euthanized nor can any pet be euthanized to make room for a Wings of Rescue transferred pet.

We are the only all-volunteer organization to fly this number of pets to safety. We transport healthy dogs and cats, pregnant and nursing moms and pets in need of major surgical procedures. Ground transport can often take 24 hours or more, and have the pets in the same crate without any food, water or walks. Most of our flights are completed within 3 to 4 hours.

Our work is funded completely from donations.  We rely upon these donations and the incredible generosity of our volunteer pilots, and the fabulous no-kill shelters and rescue groups across North America to save shelter pets’ lives. With your help, the sky is truly the limit to how many we can save.

Lives Saved So Far




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