WE DID IT!
The Kosovo 7 were able to take their flights to freedom! Watch as our volunteers greet the dogs as they arrive in DC.
And, Lucky Dog Program Managers, Arielle Wait and Stephanie Rivero, and two of the Kosovo Lucky Dogs are interviewed on Fox 5.
Read the Original story here: LUFTHANSA STRIKE THREATENS THE LIVES OF SEVEN ABANDONED DOGS FROM KOSOVO
The strike that has grounded hundreds of Lufthansa flights threatens the lives of seven abused dogs from Kosovo who were scheduled to fly to safety in the United States on Thursday.
Volunteers from rescue organizations in Kosovo and the United States had worked hard to save the dogs, who were booked to fly from Frankfurt to Washington, DC on Thursday, the day Americans traditionally give thanks for all that is positive in their lives.
“We are utterly heartbroken that the puppies we have worked so hard to save may not reach safety in time for Thanksgiving or at all,”
Mirah Horowitz, Executive Director of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, the group that has committed to take in the dogs in Washington.
Whether these dogs will EVER REACH SAFETY is now uncertain. There is extremely limited availability of alternative flights, either on Luftansa or alternate airlines. The passengers who committed to fly with the dogs have now found flights on airlines, like United, that will not allow pets in cabin, and the costs of sending the dogs in cargo (up to 1,000 Euros per dog) may be prohibitive.
"At this point, we are hoping for a Thanksgiving miracle for our Kosovo Seven," said Horowitz. "We hope the airlines will work with us to quickly find an affordable way to bring our dogs home. Before its too late."