Two dogs are happily settling in to their new homes tonight after being saved from death row in Arlington, Texas.
Salty and Duke were driven up to Wisconsin and flew into Wausau Sunday night by a group called Pilots and Paws, who donate their plane, fuel, and time to make sure they get to their new families.
"They only have one Humane Society (in Arlington)," said rescuer Tammy Behnke. "They get all of these dogs in, they don't have room for them all, so they get three days before they're euthanized."
"Owner surrenders get one day," rescuer Keith Tryba added.
The constant influx of dogs coming into the humane society there, Missy Redding, who spearheads the effort in Arlington, said hundreds of dogs end up being killed every week. Duke and Salty are especially lucky because they were also rescued from severely abusive homes, although their playful personalities make that hard to believe.
Behnke and Tryba have already help give 15 dogs forever homes here in Wisconsin and North Dakota.
If you would like to help or adopt a dog of your own, you can visit Bullluvable Paws and Chi Wawas Rescue, Partners of Arlington Animal Services (TX ) - PAAS, and the local group hopes to have a page up within the next week. You can also contact Tammy Behnke or Keith Tryba at (817)793-2885 or (253)549-5584.
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