Retired greyhounds take flight for relocation from MCO to central PA

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    BENNER TOWNSHIP — All they needed was a red carpet.

    Few planes touch down at University Park Airport to the same excitement that a Piper Cherokee received Friday.

    Eyes glistened. Cameras clicked and video rolled. Among the dozen people standing outside the General Aviation Terminal in blowing snow, some hugged and others rushed toward the aircraft as the propeller spun to a halt.

    The VIP passengers peered out. A couple twisted around, their tails thumping against the fogged windows.

    Six greyhounds, muzzled but otherwise riding freely, had arrived to a foreign land.

    “Look at all the little babies,” said Susan DelPonte, a dog owner from State College. “They’re like people. They’re so cute.”

    She and the rest of the welcoming reception celebrated the end of a historic 5-hour trip.

    Nittany Greyhounds, a local nonprofit organization that finds homes for former racing dogs, arranged the flight from Orlando, Fla., with the help of the Pottstown-based Brave Tide Foundation.
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  2. daninstl

    daninstl Gold Member

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    Nice story. Speaking from experience my Florida retired Greyhound didn't like acclimating to the cold midwest when we got her. I hope they keep them warm until they learn to enjoy the snow !
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