50 cats and dogs arrive at Waukesha County Airport from the south to be adopted in Wisconsin

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WAUKESHA COUNTY (CBS 58) --- Nearly 50 cats and dogs are one step closer to finding their forever homes in Wisconsin.

HAWS of Waukesha County welcomed a "Wings of Rescue" pet transport at the Waukesha County Airport on Monday, March 29.

The cats and dogs of all ages and sizes came from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

They were already available for adoption, but faced uncertain futures in overcrowded southern shelters.

"The shelters down in that part of the country suffer from severe overcrowding issues," Communications and Marketing Coordinator for HAWS Jennifer Smieja said. "The animals, they have kind of (a) uncertain future so the shelters up here, not only do we have space, but we have a community that is ready to adopt and we're more than happy to help."

Employees from Tally's Tap of Waukesha also helped HAWS with volunteers to unloading at the airport.

HAWS is getting about two dozen of these pets. The rest will go to the Elmbrook Humane Society, Jefferson County Humane Society and Lakeshore Humane Society.


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