KATU-TV Channel 2
KGW-TV Channel 8
on-air interview with Denise Sproul, CBR President on KPAM with Terry Travis
*Thank you to CBR Foster,
Lowell Sochia for editing the video links above.
PLAY BY PLAY of the Beagles' journey:
11:00am, 9/26 (St. Louis time)
Beagles on their way to airport for check in.
2:15pm, 9/26: (PDX time) BEAGLES
ARE IN FLIGHT from St. Louis to Chicago, AA889!!
2:16pm, 9/26: (PDX time) Gail
Wilkening heading to O'Hare to facilitate aircraft transfer of all
kennels to AA856.
2:54pm, 9/26 (PDX time) The beagles
have landed!! (at O'Hare). Now they wait until 6:35 (Chicago
time) to depart for PDX on AA857.
7:01pm, 9/26 (Chicago time), the
beagles are back in the air headed to PDX! Gail made sure they
were ON the plane before she left the airport. Little do they know
they will be greeted by CBR volunteers to take them gently into their
arms..and then their homes until they are adopted.
9:15PM, 9/26, THE BEAGLES HAVE
LANDED!!! All 8 are in wonderful condition, tails wagging.
There is a lot to do, so will post more tomorrow!
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PICTURES!!!
CBR West's VP, Susan O'Brien, received a
call from a desperate shelter worker in Hamilton, Il.
She had exhausted all other avenues to help the 8 beagles
she found in a dumpster near the high-kill shelter where she
works. It is because of many collaborative hands
stretching from Illinois to Portland, Oregon that these 8
sweet dogs will arrive on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at
8:55PM at American Airlines baggage claim #5.
"It was almost a miracle that everything
came together in just a few hours," according to O'Brien.
There were no flight kennels available, all of the beagles
needed to have health certificates and vaccinations, and
there had to be room on a plane for them. Not only that, but
they were located hours from any airport.
These were no obstacles for O'Brien, who has
been involved in rescue work for several years. She
started making calls and within hours she had 7 kennels
donated from a St. Louis PetSmart store (thank you Tyler!),
a volunteer to take all 8 beagles to a local veterinarian
(thank you Dr. Brigit Hollis of Hancock Vet Clinic!),
someone to donate the cost of boarding for one night (thank
you Cindy!) and Michelle Budde of
Facility to transport and check in all 8 at the St.
Louis airport to begin their long journey to Portland. Thank
you American Airlines for all your help in getting these 8
"precious cargo" parcels on board!!
That wasn't enough...O'Brien had to make
sure that there were no problems with the connecting flight
in Chicago so she called on the help of Gail Wilkening, who
is on the board of directors of CBR and who also lives just
6 miles from the airport to be on site to ensure all of the
precious souls will be on the right flight.
A very, very special thanks to Anissa, who
was relentless to help 8 nameless, homeless beagles and to
Susan O. who made it happen.
Thank you to all CBR volunteers who were at
the airport to greet the beagles and help getting them
processed into our system. THANK YOU TO ALL FOSTERS
who stepped up to help these dogs!!
WELCOME HOME TO PORTLAND,
Red & White
Foster: Mary P.
Foster: Cathy & Justin W.
Foster: Eric & Dana A.
Foster: Lowell & Nick
Foster: Susan & Len B.
Foster: Jann H.
Foster: Barbara B.
Foster: Sandy R.
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