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Floridians weren’t the only ones in danger from Hurricane Ian. 

On Oct. 2, Good Flights, a program of Greater Good Charities, conducted an emergency airlift of more than 100 shelter dogs and cats from animal shelters to new adoptive homes in the Northeast, according to a press release. The emergency flight was supported by a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

The life-saving airlift made room for the expected influx of surrendered and homeless pets that arrived at the shelters, which also included shelter pets from Naples and Fort Myers. Hurricane Ian has resulted in staffing shortages and damaged buildings, making it impossible for animal shelters in affected areas to operate well.

The sending shelters included The Humane Society of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (West Palm), Collier County Domestic Animal Services (Naples), and Gulf Coast Humane Society (Fort Myers).

The receiving shelters were St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Liberty Humane Society, and Pennsylvania SPCA. All the pets were evaluated and received any follow-up medical care needed before being put up for adoption.

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