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High-flying pups: 22 dogs rescued in Oklahoma arrive in Bend, thanks to Street Dog Hero

First of four planned flights this year from Dog Is My Copilot

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- It was puppies galore Friday afternoon at the Bend Airport as 22 dogs were flown in from Oklahoma. The arrivals ranged from puppies to older dogs of all sizes, all thanks to Street Dog Hero.

A shelter in Norman, Oklahoma was overcrowded with dogs needing a home. These 22 were at risk of being euthanized. Street Dog Hero says it's been working hard here locally to make room for these new pets. 

It's the first of four such dog-rescue flights Street Dog Hero has planned this year with Dog Is My Copilot, a nonprofit organization committed to transporting animals by plane from communities with overcrowded shelters.

"It's exciting!" said Jaymie Friesner, medical and intake manager for Street Dog Hero. "We've worked really really hard for the last six months to help here in our own community as much as we can. We've been working really hard on spay and neuter clinics, taking dogs from Redmond, Warm Springs, The Dalles,"

The 22 dogs will now be checked by local vets and passed on to their foster parents, where they'll be taken care of until they're adopted.

 If you're interested in adopting any of these puppies, you can go to the Street Dog Hero website for more information.


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