Arizona group gives 22 local dogs new leash on life

One of the 22 dogs saved by Arizona group. Dogs were set to be euthanized at local shelter because there wasn't enough room. Source: FOX 10 News

Nearly two dozen puppies are getting a new leash on life after they were set to be euthanized. 22 dogs -- most of them puppies -- were set to be put down Wednesday because a local shelter did not have room for them and there were no fosters available.

Hearing the plight put out by Third Coast Animal Rescue a group from Phoenix, Arizona flew in Thursday afternoon and is set to take all the puppies back with them and find them good homes.

"All of these dogs are deemed unadoptable... That means if a rescue doesn't come get them... they will be put down. This lovely rescue is going to take care of that and we couldn't be more thankful," said Cheryl Edwards, Third Coast Animal Rescue.

"Since Peyton and I are both pilots we decided to do this... It's the right thing to do so that's why we are here. That's why we are rescuing dogs and we hope with continued support we can continue to save lives," said Dan Weecks, rescued dogs.

"Like I said... I've never done something like this before. But it's fun to do. Trying to stay humble and just do the right thing. And bring these pups home to good homes is the most important thing," said Peyton Lindbloom, rescued dogs.

The entire trip is costing them $6,000. If you would like to help click here to donate to "Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue" out of Phoenix. It helps pay for charter fuel and getting the puppies back to Arizona.

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