Operation Special Delivery Ships Out Hundreds of Savannah Dogs - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Operation Special Delivery Ships Out Hundreds of Savannah Dogs

Posted: Updated:
HINESVILLE, GA -

About 400 dogs and puppies from Savannah shelters were just hours away from being put down, until the 'Pilots N Paws' says their volunteers stepped in to fly them to new homes.

The nonprofit 'Pilots N Paws' had volunteer pilots take dogs to foster homes or to no-kill rescue shelters in FL, NC, VA, and NJ this morning.

Some of the dogs preparing to board at Midcoast Regional Airport in Hinesville have been fostered before, and some of the foster parents had a hard time sending the pups off.
 
"I've had her for the last half hour, just spending a little time with her before she heads off," says foster parent Bob Devries.
 
Today he sent Nala to Washington, D.C.
 
"She's sometimes better than a kid. I have yet to see a dog take a crayon to a sheet rock wall that you can't paint over," Devries says.
 
Kathleen Quinn with Pilots N Paws says they emptied Savannah area shelters to gather the crowd to send out.
 
"They're being pulled from kill-shelters literally at the eleventh hour--hours before being euthanized. So we're getting them out in the nick of time," says Quinn. "Flying them all along the east coast to Florida, to North Carolina, to Virginia, D.C., and New Jersey. "
 
"It's incredible. You can almost be ashamed of it in a way, that there are that many homeless, in a ditch trying to survive," says Devries.
 
That's how he found Nala. Now he just wants what is best for her, even if it means a tearful 'goodbye'.
 
"It's terrible and I don't like it but I know she's going to a good place. Hopefully Nala will end up in a family home," says Devries.
 
 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 911UPDATE: Ft. Stewart Soldier Hit By Falling Plane, Daughter Critically Injured

    911UPDATE: Ft. Stewart Soldier Hit By Falling Plane, Daughter Critically Injured

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:54:15 GMT
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
  • Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
  • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.