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Harrison's Haven For Dogs, Puppies Comes To The Rescue, Again

Some of the puppies rescued on Friday by Pet Rescue of Harrison. They are now available for adoption at its Harrison Avenue facility.
Some of the puppies rescued on Friday by Pet Rescue of Harrison. They are now available for adoption at its Harrison Avenue facility. Photo Credit: Provided/Pet Rescue
Melody, mother of an abandoned litter of pups, was among the dogs saved after flooding in Louisiana by Pet Rescue.
Melody, mother of an abandoned litter of pups, was among the dogs saved after flooding in Louisiana by Pet Rescue. Photo Credit: Provided/Pet Rescue
Jason Rice piloted a new batch of adoptable dogs and puppies for Pet Rescue of Harrison.
Jason Rice piloted a new batch of adoptable dogs and puppies for Pet Rescue of Harrison. Photo Credit: Provided/Pet Rescue
Larry, a lab mix, sat in as Jason Rice's co-pilot on the rescue flight. Now, Larry is settling at Pet Rescue on Harrison Avenue.
Larry, a lab mix, sat in as Jason Rice's co-pilot on the rescue flight. Now, Larry is settling at Pet Rescue on Harrison Avenue. Photo Credit: Provided/Pet Rescue

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Foul weather has foiled some Pet Rescue missions that typically land at Westchester County Airport.

But the Harrison non-profit's latest rescue flight -- which saved dogs and puppies abandoned as residents fled flooding in Louisiana -- was rerouted to Philadephia, Pa.

Volunteers from Westchester County drove there to meet pilot Jason Rice and his cargo of adorable dogs and puppies.

"He flew Momma Melody and her pups up, and a darling lab mix named Larry that was his co-pilot," Pet Rescue's Caroline Walker said of Rice.

Walker said Melody had been found tied to a lawnmower with her pups roaming loose in a Louisiana backyard, left to die by a family that evacuated during severe flooding.

The animals are now awaiting adoption from Pet Rescue's facility on Harrison Avenue, according to Walker, a volunteer.

"Momma Melody and her pups are now safe in New York thanks to Pet Rescue and a heroic pilot named Jason who does freedom flights for Pet Rescue," Walker said. "Pet Rescue never leaves behind the mom, and brought this little family to safety where they will get vet care, cuddles and some training before being adopted out to loving homes."

For more details, as well as application to adopt dogs, cats and kittens, click here.

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