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Wings of Rescue
Help pets participate in Wings of Rescue.

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The effort to relocate animals to the Northwest from shelters in California has been a growing trend over the last several years. Wings of Rescue, a 501(c) (3) organization is operated by pilots dedicated to flying pets to locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canada where they can find their new forever home. The program helps take animals from shelters with higher volume and lower demand to places where they have less volume and a higher chance of being adopted. For example, in Fremont we sometimes have a very high volume of small dogs that are in low demand. Shelters in the northwest have a lower volume of these types of dogs and very high demand. A lot of effort goes into making sure that the animals selected will have a high chance of finding their new forever home.

Over the past few years, thanks to Wings of Rescue, the Tri-City Animal Shelter has successfully sent
over a hundred dogs and cats to shelters in other states, allowing these animals and others more time to find their FUREVER home.  Some of these animals were at the shelter for several weeks, even months, without being adopted and this amazing non-profit group has given them all a second chance.

Unfortunately this process is not cheap and requires many supplies. Every animal must have a current health certificate, heart worm test, rabies vaccine, Da2PP vaccine, bordetella vaccine and be microchipped in order to board the plane. Each animal needs their own crate and blanket for the flight as well. The planes are flown by pilots donating their time; however we do need to contribute towards fuel for each animal on the flight.

The Tri-City Animal Shelter is currently accepting financial donations to help with the expenses to give more animals the opportunity to participate in the Wings of Rescue program. The shelter is also in need of blankets, towels and crates of all sizes.

How to Donate
If you would like to donate, come down to the shelter during business hours and be sure to say you are donating specifically towards Wings of Rescue. Wings of Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

We are located at:
1950 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont CA1 94538
(510) 790-6630

We are open:
Tuesday - Friday 12-5 
Saturday 11-4
Closed Sunday and Monday

If you would like to help contribute to the cost of flights you can do so directly to Wings of Rescue online at: Please make sure to mention Tri-City Animal Shelter so our animals can benefit from your donations.

Any further questions can be sent via email to Animal Services Officer Stephanie Saunders or visit our Animal Services webpage.