DID YOU KNOW MEXICO LEADS ALL LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES IN THE NUMBER OF ABANDONED PETS RUNNING THE STREETS?
- Thousands and thousands of HEALTHY pets are put down every year in Cabo San Lucas.
- HORRIFIC animal ABUSE is UNIMAGINABLE and out of control. Torture, mutilation, starvation and viral illnesses are commonplace, almost mainstream.
- The local government refuses to allocate one peso toward preventing or enforcing animal abuse or to provide an animal protection services department.
- They local authorities also refuse to enforce a four year old Animal Abuse law. Consequently, independent rescue shelters are attempting to fill the void.
- Local pet rescue shelters are bursting at the seams and far to often, cannot house, mend, foster or adopt them out. Funds are often depleted as fast as they come in. No matter how hard they try, they simply cannot keep up with the daily flood of abandoned, ill and mutilated pets.
- In 2016 the local Humane Society performed over 4,458 spay and neuter surgeries and facilitated over 400 adoptions. Last year alone, they took in and cared for over 3,000 animals. The numbers speak for themselves: 3,000 animals cared for - 400 adopted out!
"PET AIR LIFT BAJA MEXICO"
Native Californian and local expat resident, John Villegas, is a fanatical pet activist and initially floated the idea of air lifting healthy pets from Mexico to NO KILL shelters in the USA and Canada to Ric Browde, Director of Operations at Wings of Rescue.
Founded in 2012, Wings of Rescue has airlifted over 26,000 pets to NO-KILL shelters throughout the USA and Canada. Manned by a devoted squadron of volunteer pilots, they fly the rescue missions in their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes. Pets transported by Wings of Rescue spend an average of only 3.5 days in their new shelters before they were adopted into their new homes.
In 2017 their goal is to to fly 12,000 pets to safety.
And our goal is to send up to 200 dogs and cats on the Baja Mexico-to-USA maiden voyage!
After discussing the logistics, Ric and John went ALL IN!
Sandy Stambaugh Motter, President of Casa Sheila rescue shelter in San José del Cabo will be playing a key coordinator role supporting ground operations and acting as liaison between participating pet rescue shelters.
OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
Our costs to air lift will be $100 per pet. That's far less than the $150-$200 it currently costs each shelter to transport one pet at a time.
Our goal is to air lift from 50-200 dogs and cats on the maiden voyage.
Donations can also be made directly to PayPal: [email protected]
I know deep in my heart, with your loving donations, we can make this happen.
Please, come be a part of this historical Pet Freedom Flight...
Thank you in advance for considering your donation to PET AIR LIFT!!
Every contribution gets us closer to sending all our animals to warm, loving forever homes in the USA.