rescued puppies Kudos to FedEx for making this rescue possible.
Adoring fans turned up by the dozens Saturday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport to greet a plane load of passengers from Labrador.
Cheers erupted as the FedEx airplane landed at about noon and the first small fuzzy passengers disembarked.
“I’m so excited and relieved," said Shelley Cunningham of Halifax-based Litters ’n Critters Animal Rescue as she stood on the tarmac, holding a sandycoloured puppy that let out tiny howls.
“Relief is probably the biggest (thing I feel) right now because these puppies are safe on the ground and going into their foster homes."
Fifty-three dogs, most of them puppies rescued by the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA, were flown by Federal Express Canada from Goose Bay. They are being cared for by Litters ’n Critters, which arranges foster care and adoption for rescued animals.
FedEx volunteered to fly the dogs after one of employees learned about their plight on Twitter.