Mamma and Daughter
The U.S. Census Bureau says more than 4 million pets are euthanized each year in America because there’s not enough space in shelters. Here in Knox County, the Young-Williams Animal Center had to euthanize more than 60% of the animals they housed last year. But a national charity with roots in Knoxville is trying to change that. Airplane pilots working for the group “Pilots ‘n’ Paws” donate their planes, time and money to fly these animals to people who want to adopt them.
HPAN contributed $140 for two of the rescued Pit Bulls, (Mamma, pictured and her daughter, not pictured) which paid for a few days of boarding until their flight to KS, and it bought crates, collars, and harnesses for the flight.
Click this link to learn more about Mamma and daughter and to see them after they were rescued from the Loudon Shelter. http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18327
Click this link to see the story friom WUOT about local Pilots and Paws efforts. http://wuot.org/mt/archives/2012/08/000784-highflying_strays_find_new_homes_next_wave_radio_project.html