Dog Is My CoPilot (DIMC) will be transporting nearly 60 dogs on Thursday to new shelters in hopes they’ll find their forever home.
DIMC is partnering with Tails from the Shelter, a division of Uncaged Paws, Inc., who rescue dogs and cats from overcrowded New Mexico municipal shelters, and El Paso Animal Services in El, Paso, Texas to fly dogs from the overcrowded animal shelters to animal rescue groups in Idaho that have adopters waiting for them.
This is the first time Las Cruces animals will take flight with this program since the distemper outbreak that happened in 2018.
Dog is my CoPilot is an organization that transports at risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other regions where families are waiting to adopt the animals. They provide their services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers that they partner with. Since 2012, Dog is my CoPilot has flown over 10,000 animals to safety.
“We fly a Cessna Caravan that has been retrofitted to fit up to 200 + animals on each rescue flight and our transport service are provided at no charge to our partner organizations. We rely strictly on donations to fuel these flights and save the animals.” said Peter Rork, President and Chief Pilot of DIMC.
The animals will be loaded on a flight at the Las Cruces International Airport at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.