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Dozens Of Dogs Rescued Thanks To Pilot
Boise, Idaho ( KBOI-TV ) A volunteer pilot flew in dozens of new dogs to Boise this weekend, all in hopes of finding them forever homes.
54 dogs now have a temporary home at the Idaho Humane Society, but these new pals had to travel a long way to get here
Hannah Parpart, Idaho Humane Society says, "they are coming to us from shelters where they struggle to find homes for these little dogs."
Pilot Peter Rourke is the president of dog is my copilot. He flew 15 chuauas, terriers and other small breed pets from Scottsdale, Arizona to Boise Saturday.
Rourke says, "Boise has a 100 percent adoption rate, Scottsdale has a 7 percent adoption rate, so we fly up the Arizona littles and they are much more easily up here."
He says Arizona shelters are overrun with small dogs and there is a demand for them here in the Treasure Valley.
"It's a stronger economic community, the people are better dog people and there are much fewer smaller dogs here," adds Rourke.
The shelter is able to take in all these dogs, because a new location at petsmart has helped get more homeless pets into forever homes.
Right now the dogs are being checked out but many will be available as early as tomorrow.
"Eight million animals a year are in shelters and half of them are euthanized, anything you guys can do to help would be great," adds Rourke.
If you are thinking about addomg a new pet to your family, the small dogs adoption fee is 150 dollars.