41 shelter dogs in San Marcos get ride of a lifetime after being rescued from euthanasia list

The dogs boarded a flight and will head to shelters in Colorado, Utah and Idaho

Some lucky pups are getting a second chance at finding a forever home, thanks to Austin Pets Alive! (Austin Pets Alive!/KSAT)

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Some lucky pups are getting a second chance at finding a forever home after they were facing euthanasia due to shelter overcrowding.

On Sunday morning, 41 dogs boarded a flight in San Marcos where they will head to shelters in Colorado, Utah and Idaho, according to a Facebook post from Austin Pets Alive!, a non-profit organization in Austin.

APA! said they partnered with nine under-resourced shelters across Texas to rescue the pups. All of them were on euthanasia lists.

While with the organization, the pups received health exams and vaccinations prior to boarding their flight, APA! officials said.

Dog Is My CoPilot, a non-profit organization, which transports dogs from overcrowded shelters, will be flying dogs to the various shelters throughout the day.

APA! officials said the dogs will have fosters and adopters waiting for them once they arrive at the shelters.

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Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.