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Hurricane Wilma Dogs In Dothan

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Puppies and dogs have been airlifted to Dothan's Regional Airport from Fort Meyer's, Florida to avoid danger if and when Hurricane Wilma makes landfall there.

The red carpet was rolled out, literally, for nearly 50 dogs equaling 4000 pounds of precious cargo who are finding a new home in the wiregrass

After landing, the heat and humidity was the main concern for workers and volunteers, who load, after load, after load got the dogs into four awaiting vans.

Getting to the Circle City was not a concern. They were transported on a World War 2, dc-3, 1942 cargo plane. The American Kennel Club funded the flight.

Already the Wiregrass shelters have taken in 600 pets from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Kennel Club has also funded two prior airlifts, one to New Jersey the other to Pennsylvania.

For more information on how you can help call the Wiregrass Humane Society at 792-6693. The Wiregrass Humane Society needs your help in either adopting or fostering one of these pets.


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