Hundreds of rescued animals were flown to Seattle -- just in time for Valentine's Day -- for a second chance at adoption in local shelters.
At-risk dogs and cats were removed from overcrowded shelters in California and Oklahoma.
The “Love is in the Air” flight arrived at the Museum of Flight on Sat. afternoon.
"I'm very excited to meet the puppies and the kitties," said little Maya, an attendee awaiting the heart-covered plane's arrival. "I think they're doing okay. They might be a little scared though."
"This is Bear," said organizer Cindy Smith, introducing a loving, dark-colored dog from the flight. He was rescued from a California shelter. "He was in there for 60 days and [was] out of time. So one of our rescue partners is going to find him a good home."
Many of the cats & dogs would have been euthanized this week at their shelters.
Where can you find them now?
<em><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">No-kill Washington shelters including: </span></span></em><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.32px;">Paws, Kitsap Humane, NOAH Center, Skagit Humane, Tacoma Humane, Seattle Humane and Sunny Sky's.</span>
On Sunday, KIRO 7 visited some of the animals awaiting adoption locally.
"We're very lucky. We have incredible people in the Pacific Northwest. Lots of people looking for new, furry friends for their families," said Katherine Spink with 'Paws' shelter.
When asked how the pets did on their flight Saturday, Cindy Smith smiled and said, "They did great. They sleep the whole time."
SEATTLE — Want to learn more about the organization, ‘Wings of Rescue’? Find them on Facebook.