PORTLAND – About 150 dogs from “high-kill” California shelters were flown to the Northwest for a second chance, and several will be put up for adoption in Oregon.
Crews and volunteers arriving at Hillsboro Airport Friday afternoon wore blue in honor of one of the dogs, a pit bull named Blueberry (pictured).
Blueberry is a 1-year-old pit bull, and she and her eight puppies are headed to a local animal shelter. One animal activist calls this a new chance at life for the dogs.
“A lot of these dogs are from the California rescue system; they don’t have a second chance” said Amanda Giese of Panda Paws Rescue.
Giese said Panda Paws Rescue will be caring for the dogs until they are old enough to be spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and adopted out to forever families.
The group Wings of Rescue gathered six private pilots to make the journey from California.