Shelter dogs flown from AL to NJ to clear up space for hurricane rescues

B'ham shelter dogs flow to NJ

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Shelter dogs from Birmingham boarded a plane Sunday morning to find a new home in New Jersey.

Shelter dogs flown to New Jersey to clear up space for hurricane Michael rescues
Shelter dogs flown to New Jersey to clear up space for hurricane Michael rescues (Source: WBRC)

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society partnered with GreaterGood.org, Wings Of Rescue and Tito’s Handmade Vodka to transport approximately 50 dogs.

Now that the animals are heading up north, it opens up space for the Humane Society to take in even more animals from Florida.

Allison Black Cornelius
Allison Black Cornelius (Source: WBRC)

“It gives these animals an immediate chance at getting in a home. Animals get stressed in a shelter. And with all the storms, and all this travel, it almost makes you want to cry being out here and seeing this,” said GBHS CEO Allison Black Cornelius.

Ric Browde
Ric Browde (Source: WBRC)

“The average length of stay for a pet transported from Wings Of Rescue is about two and a half days, three and a half days,” said President of Wings Of Rescue Ric Browde. "So, these pets have a little bit of celebrity to them, so they’re probably going to be moving out faster. They’re just going to go very quickly. "

If you’d like to donate to these Hurricane Michael animal transports, click here.

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