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Breaking the World Record

World Record Holiday Flight

Twenty planes took off from the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, CA, on November 20, 2015, loaded with over 1,000 dogs and cats to be flown to shelters across the country. The 2015 Holiday Airlift was the largest airlift of its kind in the history of Wings of Rescue, and the largest on record in the world. The dogs and cats are being transferred from shelters in the Los Angeles area, where many of them may have been at risk for euthanasia due to pet overpopulation.

This event was filmed as part of a two hour-long show, "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration" on Fox Television featuring well known animal loving celebrities and was aired during a prime-time spot on American Thanksgiving Day.