Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cloud Nine Rescue Flights -- 30% of the way back to rescue flights!

LAST CHANCE: Today is the last day to order homemade treats from the Barkery.

The other day I posted that the Cessna 310 Cloud Nine had donated last year needs some instrument repair work and is otherwise grounded until those can be completed. Every month, Cloud Nine rescues about 50 pets, bringing them from a high-kill shelter area to a rescue or group of rescues willing to take them, wherever they need to go in the country. If an area has few spay/neuter programs, and lots of extra dogs, they are likely to be euthanized. Cloud Nine saves lives.

Please consider making a donation today to let Sugar Pop (the Cessna) be airborne again!

So far they have raised $5,000 of the needed $15,000.
Please do what you can.

Here's a bit from their email alert to me this morning. Notice how Cloud Nine flew laboratory beagles to rescue just last month! (see my other post on the subject earlier today)...
This is every bit as important as the emergency transport requests we respond to, such as the 50 cats we transported from Joplin, MO to Seattle, WA July 1st in partnership with the ASPCA in response to the tornado in Joplin, or the 16 beagles we transported from Raleigh, NC to West Palm Beach, FL last September after the shutdown of Professional Research Laboratory Services in North Carolina due to charges of animal cruelty. Without our aircraft ready to go, we can't respond to these emergencies when they come up, nor we can we respond to our regularly scheduled transports. At the moment, we have two transports we have had to cancel due to Sugar Pop being down. That's two plane loads of pets that will be put to sleep. We need your help to make sure no more healthy, adoptable pets are killed.
Here's a bit about Cloud Nine from the ASPCA's website, with whom they collaborated to save the Joplin Missouri animals.

Thanks for considering a donation. I know it's a hard time but if everyone does just a little...
Cloud Nine will be airborne again!