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Nearly 100 at-risk dogs move out of overcrowded shelters in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA - Unwanted pets in Oklahoma are getting a new lease on life thanks to a non-profit.

It’s called Wings of Rescue.

The group recently flew pets from Will Rogers World Airport hundreds of miles away.

“We sent two planes here, and we are excited we are going to be flying these dogs to new homes,” said Ric Browd, Wings of Rescue. “We are taking all breeds from pit bulls to yorkies.”

90 at-risk dogs from overcrowded shelters in Oklahoma are on their way to a new home.

They’re getting a second chance at life.

Thanks to volunteers like Vikki Smith.

“I recently moved here and, very soon after, I realized there was a huge need to get dogs out of Oklahoma,” Smith said.

That’s when Smith called Wings of Rescue.

“I begged them for help to come to Oklahoma and help us get dogs out of here and re-home them to the pacific northwest, where there is actually a huge need for animals and they are adopted almost immediately."

Animals in overcrowded shelters are often euthanized, but these 90 are getting a different destiny.

“It’s one of the most fulfilling feelings you will ever have - to know that you are sending these pets, who would otherwise be dead, to fantastic lives in the pacific northwest," Browd said. "It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning."

He said they can only do so much, and the bigger issue of the state animal population should be addressed.

“Wings of Rescue is the band-aid," he said. "We are trying to save as many dogs, but the real solution is to spay and neuter."