Animal rescue effort on the West Coast

From the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society:

On Friday, December 7th, one of the largest animal rescue efforts on the west coast will take place.  It starts in Southern California where Wings of Rescue is putting the final touches on their Holiday Airlift.  Approximately 350 rescued dogs and cats will be flown to safety by volunteer pilots to receiving rescues and adopters in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Arizona and Idaho!!!
 
There are several planes flying into the Hillsboro Oregon airport carrying approximately 150 dogs. 19 of these dogs are coming from Save-a-Life Rescue near Los Angeles.  These 19 death-row bound dogs will be cared for by local rescues and shelters who will find foster and adoptive homes for these pups. Save-a-Life Rescue, owned and operated by retired teacher Diana Daunert, was struggling with permit issues. They were given six months to remove the dogs from the property and those six months were up. The dogs, all who had found their way to Save-a-Life's 10-acre ranch in Mojave, CA through abandonment and / or abuse, were soon to be shelter bound and most likely euthanized.
 
The local groups involved in the rescue effort are Panda Paws, West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal and Family Dogs New Life Shelter in SE  Portland.  These groups have been networking tirelessly for the last several weeks to choose the dogs that will come to their rescues and shelters.
 
The Hillsboro Airport flights should arrive between 1 and 2 pm at Global Aviation.  Representatives from the local shelters and rescues taking these dogs will meet the planes and transport the dogs to their shelters and/or foster homes.
 
The goal of this effort is to get dogs out of a high risk situation that will most likely result in death and transport them to a place where they can be cared for until an appropriate home is found, no matter how long it takes.  These local rescues are committed to making that happen.