Seattle Humane Partners with Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue for Paws Across the Pacific

We’re two days away from the largest Wings of Rescue flight in history! More than 600 pets from five of the Hawaiian Islands will arrive at Boeing Field late Thursday morning, Oct. 29, where Seattle Humane will be waiting with many other PNW shelters to process these cats and dogs and get them ready for adoption. More than 100 pets on their Paws Across the Pacific flight will continue their journey to Walla Walla and Coeur d’Alene. More about the flight here.

HOW DO I ADOPT THESE CUTIES?

Many of the cats and dogs coming in on this flight will be unaltered, so our vet team will be spending the weekend handling required spay and neuter surgeries, as well as any medical needs that may arise. Once these dogs, cats and kittens are available for adoption, they will show up on our adoptions pages just like all other adoptable pets in our care. Some animals will need to spend time in foster homes. Thank you to everyone for offering to help, and we’re happy to report we are set on that end. We have also identified a small number of volunteers who will help us at Boeing Field. We will be following strict COVID-19 safety protocols at all times.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO THE HAWAIIAN PETS ARE?

You will be able to tell who the Wings of Rescue animals are on our site by the special badge on their profile photos (SEE ABOVE). We expect there to be a lot of adoption interest from this rescue flight, so please be sure to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire ASAP. These are reviewed in the order they are received and will put you in the queue to be contacted by an Adoptions Team member, who can answer any questions you may have about your prospective new pet. You will not have the option to claim a pet before they arrive, and it is still possible for some animals to be adopted before the plane departs from Hawaii.

WHAT IF I DON’T SEE THE TYPE OF PET I’M LOOKING FOR?

We are one of many PNW shelters and rescues who are participating in this flight, so it’s possible they could have your future family member in their care and available for adoption there. Mainland shelter partners include: PAWS, The NOAH Center, Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Kitsap Humane, Oregon Humane Society, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Kootenai Humane Society, Seattle Area Feline Rescue, TRACS, SpokAnimal, Blue Mountain Humane Society, and Embrace a Discarded Animal Society. 

WHERE ARE THESE FLYIN’ HAWAIIANS COMING FROM?

Hawaii shelter partners include Kauai Humane Society, Hawaiian Humane Society, Lanai Cat Sanctuary, Hawaii Island Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Aloha `Ilio Rescue, and Kauai SPCA.

Mahalo, everyone!

9 thoughts on “Seattle Humane Partners with Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue for Paws Across the Pacific

    1. Hey Chris, we hope to have these pets on the website ASAP, but will need to process them when they arrive at the shelter and get everyone photographed. We’ll be letting everyone know when they’re on the site through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so please keep an eye out. Thanks!

  1. You say “We expect there to be a lot of adoption interest from this rescue flight, so please be sure to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire ASAP. ” But until the cats are posted to your site, how can we do this as we won’t yet be able to tell you the name of the cat(s) we are interested in? So I assume “ASAP” means as soon as you can after the animals are posted on your site.

    1. Correct! Please wait for them to show up on our adoptions pages. We have had people sending in pre-adoption questionnaires that just say “Hawaii dogs” or “Hawaii cats,” which would require our Adoptions Team to go over each pet with a prospective adopter and take a lot of time away from helping others. We hope to have some pets on our site soon, but we also need to perform a number spay/neuter surgeries over the weekend. They could still make it to the adoption page sooner than that, but would need to have their S/N surgeries prior to being ready for curbside pick-up.

  2. I just saw the article about the Hawaiian pets coming our way. That’s amazing, good luck, I’ve signed up with my email & I’ll be checking the sight for the new stateside pups. Lucky dogs ! Thanks for a good news story!

    1. We have had several Hawaii dogs posted to our website over the last week who have since been adopted. Please keep checking the site to see when more are added: https://www.seattlehumane.org/adoption/dogs/. Other mainland shelters who took in dogs from this Wings of Rescue flight are PAWS, The NOAH Center, Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Kitsap Humane, Oregon Humane Society, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Kootenai Humane Society, Seattle Area Feline Rescue, TRACS, SpokAnimal, Blue Mountain Humane Society, and Embrace a Discarded Animal Society.

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