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145 small dogs from Arizona brought in for Brandywine Valley SPCA's upcoming adoption event

Courtesy of Brandywine Valley SPCA
Some of the dogs from the Arizona airlift that the Brandywine Valley SPCA is putting up for adoption in June.

One-hundred and forty-five small dogs from Arizona shelters were flown in to the Brandywine Valley SPCA Tuesday for the organization’s upcoming adoption event.

The flight crew and SPCA volunteers opened the hatch of the plane to a chorus of barking dogs, which they helped unload Tuesday morning in New Castle.

Linda Torelli, a spokeswoman for the BVSPCA, says they’re saving dogs that would have otherwise been euthanized.

“You hear all the little barks, you see the wags, you know that those animals wouldn’t have had a chance without you and it’s really an exciting experience,” she said.

Torelli says smaller dogs like chihuahuas and terriers aren’t as popular in the Southwest and often end up in shelters.

“By moving these animals around the country, we’re able to save their lives by relocating them to where there’s higher demand for those animals,” Torelli said.

The dogs will be medically evaluated and prepared for adoption this weekend at the nonprofit’s twice-a-year Mega Adoption event in suburban Philadelphia.

The Mega Adoption Event is June 2 and June 3 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 animals are up for adoption.

Video courtesy of the Brandywine Valley SPCA's Facebook page.

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