Spokane accepts over 100 animals from kill shelters

Spokane accepts over 100 animals from kill shelters

More than 100 animals are finding new homes here in the Inland Northwest.

Wings of Rescue picked those animals up from kill shelters Wednesday morning, and flew them into Coeur d’Alene.

The shelters that picked these animals up Wednesday are confident that it won’t take long for them to get adopted.

Multiple shelters were there to meet the plane as it transported 162 cats and dogs to the area.

The bulk of those animals are going to local shelters like Spokanimal, the Spokane Humane Society, and the Kootenai Humane Society.

Some will also head to Montana, and others to Seattle.

The animals took off from Memphis early Wednesday morning.

They come from shelters in areas like Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

Many of those shelters are struggling financially to keep those pets alive.

“Down there they’re overcrowded and there’s just no room for them,” said Jeff Bergstrom, an Animal Care Technician at Spokanimal. “Financially they’re having trouble keeping them.”

This is the third year that Spokane has accepted animals through Wings of Rescue.

Spokanimal says last year it adopted out 3,00 of those animals, and hopes to do the same this year.

All the shelters say they have no problem bringing in these pets, knowing that the alternative would mean death.