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Special delivery: 200 rescue animals flown from 'kill shelters' to Seattle

Seattle. Feb. 13, 2016. KOMO Photo.

SEATTLE -- More than 200 dogs and cats will be up for adoption in the Seattle area today.

The furry group arrived at the Museum of Flight on Saturday as part of the "Wings of Rescue" project.

Seven heart-covered planes brought the animals to Seattle from overcrowded shelters in California and Oklahoma. Volunteers say animals from these "kill shelters" are often euthanized.

Vistors at the Museum of Flight were invited to give the animals a heartfelt welcome to the Northwest.

"How wonderful is it to witness all these lives that are getting saved today," Margi Moore with the Kitsap Humane Society said.

All of the dogs and cats will be sent to local animal shelters for adoption. The partner shelters include the Kitsap Humane Society, the Seattle Animal Shelter, PAWS, and the Humane Society of Tacoma-Pierce County.

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