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Boise animal shelter to receive rescued pups from flood area

By Nicole Blanchard

nblanchard@idahostatesman.com

An airplane touching down at Boise Airport on Wednesday will be hauling some canine cargo headed for Boise's Idaho Humane Society from flood-ravaged Louisiana, according to a nonprofit funding the trip.

The dogs were caught up in the chaos of the state's recent flooding, which led to the declaration of a state of emergency. The floods also led to severe overcrowding in Louisiana animal shelters, forcing euthanization of otherwise adoptable pets.

The situation prompted Wyoming-based nonprofit Dog Is My CoPilot to send the pups to "areas where they are more adoptable," according to a press release from the organization.

Dog Is My CoPilot officials say they'll be delivering 60-plus dogs to the Rocky Mountain West, but it's unclear how many of them will be taken to the Idaho Humane Society on Sept. 7. The nonprofit says the trip is the longest-distance rescue it has undertaken.

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