About Our Cause

Every day loving, healthy, highly adoptable dogs and cats are killed in America’s municipal shelters due to not enough 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 high kill shelters to no kill shelters throughout the country – up and down the west coast in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, across the country to New York, New England and even Canada.

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