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A Worthwhile Cause

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"The first Freedom Flight was launched to encourage people to turn to the Edmonton Humane Society when looking to bring a small-breed dog into their family. Staff at the Central California SPCA and other animal shelters in the area continuously deal with large volumes of admitted and stray animals each day, and feel that they would have no other choice but to eventually euthanize the dogs if they were not transferred. The Edmonton Humane society finds that more people are willing to wait for the California dogs because they know that many of those sold in newspaper or on-line ads, or in pet stores may come from puppy mills or brokers where they often live in horrible conditions; and are often bred without considering the dogs’ welfare.

The dogs that are lucky to be part of the Freedom Flights are flown on a private Gulfstream III jet from California to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in search of new forever homes. For these precious pooches, this is truly a new “leash” on life. To date, the Orange Dog has sponsored four flights, saving the lives of 313 dogs. The small breed dogs are in such demand that most were adopted within two weeks of arriving in Edmonton. In fact, there was a line of potential adopters at the Edmonton shelter waiting for the dogs to arrive! The future is looking bright for these special dogs!"

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9 comments to “A Worthwhile Cause”

  1. 1

    No thanks. I'm afraid my dog might wind up with a freak like you.

  2. 2

    Glad they aren't flying these dogs American Airlines because then only 1/2 of them would survive!!!
    Other then that rant. I think that's a great idea

  3. 3

    This is absolutely wonderful! My friend has the same rescue organization, bringing dogs from deathrow in LA to the south of France. It's called Rescue Riviera. Until people stop buying animals, instead of adopting, our shelters will always have these problems. Spay and neuter your animals and ALWAYS adopt. You'll save a ton of money and most importantly, you will save lives! Doesn't get much better than that folks! ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!

    As for the dogs on the American Airlines flight, those dogs came from puppy mills and were no doubt already very sick. It wasn't what AA did, but they should be ashamed for transporting puppy mill dogs.

  4. 4

    Edmonton Humane Society is an excellent facility, and they give all animals admitted there top notch treatment and care. I volunteer there and it's great knowing these dogs will find forever homes here in Edmonton. It's true, Edmontonians love the California Cuties!

  5. 5

    Thats MY DOG in the PHOTO EEEEP (Yay Zeus!)

  6. 6

    Thanks for featuring EHS and California Cuties Perez- my border collie Oliver came from EHS and we took him for training there. Fantastic new facility, great staff and it's really a model for what a shelter should be. It's a great resource for the community of Edmonton and I couldn't be more happy that you've featured them.

  7. 7

    Thank you so much 4 taking interest in this its a awesome cause to help poor dogs that could have got put down 2 come up here in Canada and a a second chance Thank you 2 the EHS for this and…….. Thats MY DOG in the pic EEEP

  8. 8

    Both my puppies are from these flights. The EHS is wonderful; the facility absolutely incredible. Thanks for the shout out for this great place to find pets find their forever pet parents.

  9. 9

    this is an awesome cause that ive got to be apart of also, The Edmonton Humane Society is truly a life saver for all these wonderful dogs that needed a second chance. I hope this inspires more people to adopt from there local shelter :)