Thirty-six Cats Fly First Class to Denver

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Several dozen lucky cats were flown via private jet to Denver recently after they were removed from high-kill shelters in the Los Angeles area.

All of the cats and kittens are friendly and healthy, and will soon be ready for adoption, according to the Dumb Friends League of Colorado and a report on the kitty transport by Channel 9 News, an NBC affiliate.

The high-flying rescue was a team effort with support from the ASPCA Relocate Program, and Wings of Rescue, which uses volunteer pilots.

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“Colorado is very fortunate to be able to help these cats as we have made strides in humane education and spay and neuter efforts across the state for felines,” Joan Thielen, with the Dumb Friends League, told Channel 9.

Currently, more dogs than cats are given a second chance at life via transport programs that move animals from crowded shelters to shelters with room for more.

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“The Dumb Friends League will continue to work with programs like this as long as we have the capacity to help,” said Thielen. “We are fortunate to have a compassionate, pet friendly community here in Colorado. This allows us to help pets in need.”

If you’re interested in adopting, go online to or call the shelter at 303-751-5772.

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