We will be raising money and awareness for Wings of Rescue.
Los Angeles has too many dogs and cats in its shelters. This fabulous organization flies those sweet pets to points north. My #fashionSavingDogscampaign rehomed 46 dogs through the organization a couple of years ago. The pilots are generous and amazing people, lending their planes and time to save dogs. And the homes these dogs land in are paradise. A pitbull pup had a lake in his backyard! Another lived by the beach.
We will be earning our sewing badge making petticoats and hats so we look like stewardess (I’m filming it for the out-of-towners).
Then we will be earning our acting badge when we make a promotional video.
Then we will be earning our parade badge when we enter our Wings of Rescue “float” in the West Hollywood Halloween parade.
And we’ll get our rescue badge when we deliver the check to Wings of Rescue. Hopefully we will earn out TV badge by getting on a morning show, or better yet, on Ellen! (okay, I know. Now I’m dreaming. You know what they say — dream big or just sleep). We even have some FL, NM and AZ pupscouts who will be helping from afar!
We will be having fun, and Wings of Rescue will be able to continue serving Los Angeles’ lost and forsaken pets.
Wings of Rescue recently suffered a devastating loss. In May of this year the plane owned by their Founder, Yehuda Netanel, a plane that was responsible for flying up to 50% of the animals that the organization save, was destroyed in a plane crash during a test flight following its annual inspection. Both test pilots perished. We are so thankful that Yehuda was not in the plane at the time, but all are still reeling in the aftermath of this sad event. Because of this, Wings of Rescue is struggling to keep up with the demand of all the pets in need of this life-saving long-distance air transport program.
With almost 3 million animals being destroyed annually in city and county shelters nationwide, Wings of Rescue is making a tangible difference with its unique alternative to the shelter system, with a lofty goal to fly 7,000 pets to freedom this year. However, with the loss of their major transportation medium, this goal is going to be more difficult to achieve unless they have the support of our Wings of Rescue friends and donors.
Wings of Rescue’s former airplane, a Piper Malibu Mirage with a JetPROP engine conversion, was able to fly up to 60 animals each week. With the purchase of a safe and efficient previously owned Pilatus PC-12, they would be able to fly 200 animals each week. That is an increase of 140 pets that can be saved per week. Essentially with this aircraft they would be able to complete their goal of saving 7,000 animals this year and double that number for 2016. Over the lifetime of owning this plane, they will be able to save over 100,000 animals. In addition to the animals that they will be flying with their new plane, they are also freeing-up kennel space in the shelters for additional animals to have the opportunity of being adopted.
The Beverly Hills Pupscouts are so proud to be helping this organization. Many of us are rescues, and the rest are dedicated to helping dogs who have landed in harsh circumstances. Join us!