Now this is how you work together! Fed Ex and the American Humane Association are saving these dogs from a 15-hour ride to their new homes in Florida.
With button-bright eyes and wagging tails, 47 of the dogs found last month crammed in a U-Haul by a California rescue group were at the FedEx complex on Wednesday, waiting to be transported to Florida, and eventually their permanent homes.
The dogs were discovered on Jan. 17 law enforcement in Fayette County, in the back of a U-Haul, having lived in filth for days on the road from California to Virginia.
Now, they're among the last to be parceled out to animal agencies with adopters lining up to take them.
FedEx does not transport pets, but made a one-time exception for these dogs, said spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu.
The free plane ride spared them 15 hours in a truck.
"We have a policy that we don't ship pets. But we also have hearts and we were following this story as well," Leordeanu said. "And so when the rescue groups reached out to us to ship them to Fort Lauderdale, we agreed because this was such an extenuating circumstance and it was in our backyard."
The dogs will be flown to Fort Lauderdale and then taken to the Tri County Humane Society Boca Raton.