UPDATE: Hope Humane Society Raises Enough Money To Send Dogs To Oregon To Avoid Euthanization

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- UPDATE: According to one of the Hope Humane Society's board member's, the nonprofit has raised the necessary $20,000 to send about 50 to 60 dogs to Oregon.

In Oregon, there is a network of waiting shelters ready to receive these dogs, or they could also go to prearranged foster homes.

The flight is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at Fort Smith Regional Airport.

Original Story:

The largest no-kill shelter in Arkansas is in desperate need of funds. Those who run the Hope Humane Society in Fort Smith are talking for the first time about having to possibly euthanize animals just to stay open.

The shelter was built to house 300 animals, but right now they have about 800. Animals are being stored in kennels in offices, hallways and even in the bathroom.

Right now the nonprofit has the opportunity to save about 100 lives through Fetch Fido a Flight. They're looking to raise funds needed so they can fill the entire plane with shelter animals to Oregon, where officials said they're usually adopted out that same week.

Officials said the sooner they can raise funds, the sooner they can get the animals on the plane to free up space at the shelter.

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