Hundreds of dogs, cats transported to Seattle for chance at new life

Wings of Rescue flew 14 cats into Arlington, Wash. earlier this year. (Wings of Rescue/Facebook). 

SEATTLE, Wash. — Hundreds of cats and dogs landed at Boeing Field in Seattle Saturday with animal advocates hoping they will get a second chance for a new life.

The animals were rescued and transported to the Northwest by a group of volunteer pilots through a program called Wings of Rescue.

The group helps transport pets from overcrowded shelters to other shelters across the nation with a higher demand for animals in need of homes.

The program has saved roughly 20,000 shelter pets from being euthanized.

Multiple shelters took the animals in, including: Paws Animal Shelter in Lynnwood, Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue in Puyallup and the Seattle, Kitsap Tacoma and Pierce County Humane Societies.

The shelters said they will examine the animals before putting them up for adoption.

Wings of Rescue is proud to announce that our 20,000th pet to safety! Pilot Chris Cookson just took off as part of oir 400 pet weekend Freedom flight. Destination Seattle"s Boeing Field . We would like to thank all our fabulous partners including Kriser's, St Huberts Animal Welfare, The ASPCA and each and every of our donors. Please help us get to 30,000 saved pets quickly by donating at

Posted by Wings of Rescue on Saturday, July 9, 2016

The group transported 14 kittens to Arlington, Wash. from Los Angeles County earlier this year.

Why we fly! Today's Wings of Rescue flight just landed in Arlington Washington with 14 cats from Los Angeles County...

Posted by Wings of Rescue on Friday, May 27, 2016