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Tulsa Humane Society flies animals out of state for adoption

Posted at 11:43 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 14:42:10-05

TULSA, Okla. — Over 120 furry passengers will land in Portland Maine around 2:15 pm Friday afternoon.

83 dogs and 40 cats were flown out of the Tulsa Jones Airport this morning for a better chance to get adopted in a different state.

The flight is a part of Wings of Rescue, a national organization based out of California that relocates at-risk animals in pounds, so they have a better chance of being adopted. The organization has transported over 9,000 animals this year alone.

The Humane Society of Tulsa has partnered with Wings of Rescue ten times this year and today's flight will be the last for 2019.

Staff says each trip makes a big difference for these animals.

"It's incredible it's absolutely amazing we work so hard to get these animals out of Tulsa and out of the shelters a lot of these animals would have never made it out of the shelter," said Ashley Villines. "To know that they're going somewhere and that they're going to be safe and find a home hopefully be in nice warm cozy bed for the new year, it's just the best feeling ever."

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