Alabama CBS NEWS 42: How many dogs in one day?
This is just the first of several news stories about pilot Todd Brooks and his wife Mary. They transported a total of 18 dogs in one day, picking up in Demopolis, Alamaba then connecting with pilot Ed Golly who continued the flight on to two rescue stops in Florida. On their return trip home, Todd and Mary picked up 7 more in Bay Minette, Alabama from SouthBARK rescue and the Baldwin County shelter. We are happy to share all the stories about this special express day so stay tuned! You can’t read or view enough videos to ever tire of seeing the lives of the dogs who are saved! First up, this coverage from CBS WIAT.
DEMOPOLIS, Ala (WIAT) – Twelve dogs got their wings on Friday. Transporters from Jackson and Tuscaloosa brought the animals, including one cat, to the Demopolis Municipal Airport to get them out of the state. Volunteers from the newly formed Alabama SPCA say the state is dealing with a tremendous animal overpopulation. Although many animals were transferred to other shelters and rescues following the April 27th tornadoes, rescuers say the overpopulation problem is still as rampant as ever.
Volunteers insist that these animals could have a better chance at survival and adoption in other states. That’s why Pilots’n'Paws is helping to quickly transfer some of the animals to other rescues. Volunteers say the animals will be adopted or placed in foster homes by the time their flights land. Surprisingly, the majority of the animals are puppies and females. Volunteers explain that other states, particularly northern states, have stricter animal welfare laws.