WINGS OF RESCUE: Pilots Volunteer to Fly 1000’s of Animals to Safety Every Year

Rescued Doggie observes instrument panel in cockpit

Wherever natural disasters happen in the world, Wings of Rescue, a non-profit organization of volunteer pilots, are ready to fly in to rescue stranded or abandoned animals. They also respond to large scale situations of neglect and over crowded or abusive animal shelters and will remove these animals to no-kill shelters that they partner with around the country.

A good example of the work they do:

In the aftermath of the devastating hurricane Maria that Puerto Rico still reels from, Wings of Rescue flew almost round the clock bringing in bottled water and other supplies for Puerto Rican survivors and flying out abandoned and endangered animals to no-kill shelters in the US.

Over 31,000 animals — dogs, cats, pot bellied pigs and more — have been flown to safety so far. To accomplish these rescues Wings works in close partnership with such organizations as Greater, and shelters and chapters of SPCA, HAWS, the Humane Society, and PAWS.

Here is an excerpt from their website:

“Wings Of Rescue – Let The Fur Fly

Wings of Rescue’s Mission is to fly large scale transports from disaster areas and overcrowded shelters to shelters where there is empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by our flights.

We are proud of our achievements. Because of your generous donations there are well over 30,000 pets who otherwise would have perished in overcrowded shelters who have flown to new loving families.”

Wings of Rescue is in need of donations in order to continue their important work, especially in the recently hard hit areas in the Midwest and other sites of natural and manmade disaster. If you would like to donate, please click here. Or go to their website at

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