KINGSTON – The Ulster County SPCA and Pilots to the Rescue saved the lives of 12 dogs this week by flying them from an over-capacity shelter in South Carolina.
Had the area SPCA not stepped up, the pooches, include a litter of puppies, would have been destroyed, said Ulster SPCA Executive Director Gina Carbonari.
“In our working partnership with these other shelters it allows us to be able to bring up dogs who are at risk of euthanasia simply because of space,” Carbonari said. “There are no health issues; there are no significant behavior issues. There is no other reason for these dogs to be highly adoptable other than the fact that they have run out of room and they can no longer take in any animals. These particular dogs have all ended up on a 24-hour euthanasia list, so within 24 hours if another had not come forward, they would have ended up being euthanized.”
Once these new residents are given a clean bill of health by the SPCA vet, they will be available for adoption.