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Hundreds of dogs being flown to Va.

Friday - 9/28/2012, 3:39am  ET

WEST POINT, Va. (AP) - More than 125 dogs are being flown from a North Carolina airport to Virginia to save the animals from kill shelters.

Officials with the PilotsNPaws program say more than 80 pilots are participating in the single-day airlift of more than 300 dogs on Saturday.

The dogs are being flown from the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe, N.C. to seven states, including Virginia.

About 100 of the dogs are set to be flown to Middle Peninsula Regional Airport in West Point, with others going to Warrenton and Manassas. Once the pets arrive, volunteers from participating no-kill shelters will be waiting to find them homes.

PilotsNPaws flies about 2,400 missions a year transporting about 12,000 animals.


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