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Flights to Furever: helping pups from Texas find home in Western New York

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 05:55:17-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo native, now living in a town near San Antonio is on a mission: helping unwanted dogs find new homes, half a country away.

Her name is Heather. She runs a program through the Humane Society in Uvalde called "Flights to Furever."

Every month, it sends a batch of rescue dogs from the shelter in Texas to various shelters around Western New York. Those shelters help the dogs find foster owners, and eventually, permanent homes.

Flights to Furever says it needs volunteers to help offload the dogs when they arrive in Western New York on Saturday.

They'll be dropped off at two locations. One is the Jim's Truck Stop, near the Walden Galleria on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. The other is at 5637 Harris Hill Road in Williamsville.

Last year, the program transported 481 dogs. So far, the program has helped save nearly 1,000 unwanted dogs.

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