Dozens of rescued dogs from Louisiana arrive in Nebraska

Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 19:13:40-04

A very special delivery.  On Thursday a plane full of pups were flown from the Big Easy to Nebraska City.

Back in August catastrophic flooding in southern Louisiana not only destroyed several homes, but forced hundreds of pets into shelters.

“Probably won’t make it out alive.  There are just too many.  The numbers are overwhelming,” said Hearts United for Animals Founder, Carol Wheeler. 

No kill animal rescues across the nation including Hearts United for Animals in Auburn, Nebraska, have welcomed the Louisiana pets.

The free transport is provided by the Wyoming based non-profit, Dog is My CoPilot. 

“This is my second trip out of New Orleans in the last month,” said Co-founder Dr. Peter Rork.

For the past four years, former surgeon, licensed pilot and DIMC co-founder Dr. Peter Rork has spent his days chauffeuring dogs high in the sky. 

“The real hero isn’t me.  It’s the folks that work in the kennels.  They came with a real army to help today and it was just terrific,” said Rork.  

Hearts United for Animals took in 38 dogs.  Over the next few weeks volunteers will work to get these dogs ready for their new families.

Each Dog is My CoPilot flight is paid for by donations.  If you’d like to donate head here

Hearts United says the dogs should be ready in the next few weeks for adoption.