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Boise welcomes rescue dogs from flood-ravaged South

Statesman Staff

Louisiana rescue dogs looking for homes in Boise

In an effort to relieve overcrowding in Louisiana animal shelters stressed by the recent flooding, a non-profit called Dog is My CoPilot delivered more than 60 dogs to shelters across the Rocky Mountain West. Twenty-one dogs will find new homes in
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In an effort to relieve overcrowding in Louisiana animal shelters stressed by the recent flooding, a non-profit called Dog is My CoPilot delivered more than 60 dogs to shelters across the Rocky Mountain West. Twenty-one dogs will find new homes in

Volunteers on Wednesday unloaded about 30 rescue dogs at the Boise Airport as part of an effort to relieve overcrowding in Louisiana shelters following damaging floods.

Twenty-one dogs will stay in Boise (the rest are going to a shelter up north) and will be available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society by this weekend or early next week.

The dogs were brought in by Wyoming-based nonprofit Dog Is My CoPilot, whose goal was to send the pups to "areas where they are more adoptable," according to a press release from the organization. The nonprofit says the trip, which brought an additional 30 dogs elsewhere in the region, is the longest-distance rescue it has underatken.

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