GEORGETOWN, Del. - Dogs and puppies from three different shelters in Mississippi were flown to Delaware Coastal Airport Saturday morning. These new arrivals will be seeking forever homes during the Clear the Shelters adoption campaign. 

66 dogs arrived around 11:30 a.m. on a Wings of Rescue Flight. This is Brandywine Valley SPCA's 19th flight with the organization. The two organizations have saved nearly 2000 animals since they began working together in 2017.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA was there to welcome its new arrivals. All of its campuses will be participating in Clear the Shelters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th. 

Shelter Programs Manager Daivd Owens says these pets will have a better chance at adoption in Delaware. "There's not a high demand down there where they're coming from," he explains. "There's a high demand here. People are looking for puppies and small dogs specifically, so we're trying to get the animals there to them where they can adopt from a shelter versus going to a breeder." 

This is the SPCA's19th flight with Wings of Rescue. T  Clear the Shelters  All of the SPCA's locations will waive all adoption fees during Clear the Shelters, which runs from 10am 5pm on Saturday, August 17th.