Kauaʻi Humane Society flies nearly 200 animals to Seattle

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    “Passengers” wait to board their chartered flight to Seattle Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    After a brief rain storm, volunteers and Kaua‘i Humane Society staff dry animal kennels before loading them onto the plane at Lihu‘e Airport Sunday.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Humane Society volunteers and staff load cats on the plane bound for Seattle Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    Kenzie and Pringle wait patiently to be loaded up on the Evojets charter to Seattle Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    As animals are unloaded, volunteers and Kaua‘i Humane Society staff wait in their cars on the tarmac to bring in more critters Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    Animals share carriers to make space for as many shelter pets as possible, preparing for loading onto a jet bound for Seattle and new homes Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    A brief heavy rain did not hamper the rescue mission Sunday at Lihu‘e Arirport.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    Cats wait to have their carriers secured before take off Sunday at Lihu‘e Airport.

An EvoJets private charter departed from Lihu‘e Airport early Sunday morning with a very special passenger manifest. Apple, Olivander and Rigatoni were all on board when the Seattle-bound flight took off with 187 shelter animals — bringing 175 cats and 12 dogs about 2,700 miles closer to their forever homes.

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