Colquitt co. shelter dogs take flight

Colquitt co. shelter dogs take flight
Dawn Blanton
Dawn Blanton

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Over 20 dogs from the Moultrie Humane Society will soon find their forever home.

Shelter dogs boarded a plane on Sunday, on their way to foster homes in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"They are actually going to rescue groups that are all foster-based homes," said Humane Society Director Dawn Blanton. "So none of them are going back into a shelter. They're going to homes where they will get the love and support they need."

Blanton said most of the dogs had been with the shelter for the past few months.

"We haven't been able to get them placed in a home so we call our rescue groups, and Jeff always steps up to the plate for us. He loads them up in his plane and takes them back with him. And they all find their forever home." said Blanton.

Jeff Luizza and Blanton have partnered together seven times now, transporting unwanted shelter dogs to homes.

"We're here to rescue these dogs. We don't want to euthanize dogs that are adoptable, and we try our best to make sure we don't have that situation where we have to euthanize good adoptable dogs," said Luizza.

In total, Luizza said he's transported nearly 2,200 dogs within the last five years.

"We love to see them get their homes, that's what we're here for. But at the same time, it's a little sad to see them go," said Blanton.

As the kennels get packed in tightly, Blanton said the goodbye is bittersweet.

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