53 Lucky Rescue Dogs, being flown to a second chance at life, had another close call with death after the Ameriflight cargo plane transporting them to Waukesha Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) made an emergency crash-landing on a golf course in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, yesterday morning.
Fortunately, all the pups and the three crew escaped the incident with only minor injuries.
“Just bumps and scrapes for the dogs – which is incredible,” Maggie Tate-Techtmann with HAWS told Fox6 news. “They’ve been through a lot. They’ve had a much busier Tuesday than they anticipated.”
The stray dogs were saved from animal shelters in the southern US states and were being transported to HAWS and several partner shelters to be placed up for adoption. The aircraft made the emergency landing not far from its destination of Waukesha County Airport.
HAWS has set up a Facebook page for donations to help with the unexpected vet bills that have occurred as a result of the crash landing. You can donate by clicking here.
The aircraft, A Swearingen SA-227AT, suffered substantial damage. Photos from the crash site show the aircraft’s wings were sheared off during the incident.