The Odessa Animal Shelter works closely with animal rescue groups, including Dog is My CoPilot.
Very early this morning around 4:30 am, the nonprofit took 44 dogs from Schlemeyer field in Odessa!
Among them will be 14 dogs from the Animal Shelter that will be taken to new homes outside of our area.
“It is very exciting because now it means we can have more space for the animals coming into the shelter.” – Taylor Mauricio, Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Coordinator
“We’re flying five to six days a week now. This is our Cessna Caravan. We just bought a second one and we’re going to base it here in Texas.” - Peter Rork, Founder and Chief Pilot for Dog is My CoPilot
The dogs are headed to Oregon!
There are four other flights scheduled in the coming month.
We'll post a special video on this later in the week.