GEORGETOWN — The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be receiving 90 homeless dogs and cats from shelters in Louisiana on Saturday.
The Wings of Rescue airlift of at-risk shelter animals will be the 100th flight in the BVSPCA-Wings partnership.
“All of us at Wings of Rescue take great joy in celebrating this milestone flight to the amazing people at Brandywine Valley SPCA,” Ric Browde, Wings of Rescue CEO, said in a press release. “During the past four years we have compassionately flown over 6,750 at-risk pets to this phenomenal adoption center and its partner shelters.
“We are grateful for every staff member and volunteer who worked tirelessly to save the lives of these pets, and for the thousands of individuals and families who adopted our precious cargo.”
The animals on Saturday’s flight will be coming primarily from the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control Department shelter, where BVSPCA has staff working to help increase lives saved from 20% to 90% by the end of the year.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-sponsored flight will bring the dogs and cats to Georgetown and Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Most of the animals will go to BVSPCA campuses, becoming available for adoption starting Sunday. Some will go to BVSPCA shelter partners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
During the four-year partnership, most of the pets have gone to BVSPCA locations, but the society also connected many with partner shelters in its region, as well as in New England and the Midwest.
“Animals in need know no borders,” Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO, said in the press release. “Our collaboration with Wings of Rescue has been so successful based on the core values we share to help animals, organizations and communities in need agilely and without judgement.”
The 100th flight to BVSPCA also marks two additional milestones for Wings of Rescue. On board the plane will be the 7,000th pet the group has rescued so far this year and the 59,000th flown to safety since its founding in 2012.