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38 dogs get a new ‘leash’ on life via flight out of San Antonio

The dogs who were at risk of euthanasia in San Antonio were flown to other states with families waiting to adopt.

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of local dogs took a flight to their forever homes Tuesday morning. San Antonio Pets Alive! and Dog is My CoPilot flew dogs out to their new families, thanks to a partnership with Petco Foundation. The dogs are usually on the verge of getting euthanized at the city shelter.

“We do this pretty often, a couple times a year,” said Olivia Schneider with San Antonio Pets Alive! “

We're so thankful because it offers the opportunity to alleviate the overpopulation in San Antonio and provide dogs the opportunity to have a second chance at life.”

Dogs are in high demand in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, where there isn’t the same overpopulation problem there is in Texas. Most are adopted within two weeks.

To learn more about San Antonio Pets Alive!’s transportation program, Headin’ Home, visit their website. You can also donate to their mission to save dogs and cats from euthanasia.

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