Homeless “John” Gets a Cross-Country Flight for Life
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Pet Airways and other U.S. rescue organizations, help coordinate the extensive effort of returning John, a three year old pit bull mix, to the west coast where he will have another chance to live and find a stable forever home.
Thanks to the Wheels of Hope for Homeless Pets van program, a homeless dog’s life has been saved through a successful cross-country transport that has given a courageous pooch a second chance at life, and an opportunity to find a permanent home. Wheels of Hope is one of the many programs of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to help reduce the euthanasia rate of healthy and treatable animals in New York City shelters and Pet Airways is the first airline specifically designed for the comfortable, efficient transportation of pets.
The Mayor’s Alliance worked diligently with rescue organizations including foster families and Pet Airways to coordinate the extensive effort of returning John to the West Coast where he will have another chance to live and find a stable forever home.
John has already traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast and now is returning to the West Coast, where he will be in foster care until he finds a permanent home. John has quite a travel history…he was adopted by a family from the Nevada SPCA, but the family moved to Delaware where he was “given away.” Then, on June 30, 2010, John was brought to the AC&C Shelter in Brooklyn NY by NYPD officers as a stray. Because of his “sweet” nature and having no behavioral issues, he was quickly placed with a foster family in NYC. In addition, because of his “micro chipping,” the AC&C was able to trace him to the Nevada SPCA and locate his former owner. Unfortunately, the owner did not want John returned. The Nevada SPCA was more than willing to take John, but they had no way to transport him to the West Coast from New York City. AC&C’s New Hope team then contacted the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals for help with transportation…and John was on his way.
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