The Orange Dog

The Orange Dog

February 10, 2010 11:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: "Love Is in the Air" During Life-Saving Animal Transfer From California to Edmonton, Ab.

Tiny hearts hoping to meet their Alberta "love match", heading to Edmonton in time for Valentine's Day

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2010) - On Friday February 12th, The Orange Dog is proud to make it possible for 85 small breed dogs to be transferred from the Central California SPCA to the Edmonton Humane Society on a private Gulfstream III jet. This Friday will mark the third flight that The Orange Dog has been able to provide transportation in saving these little dogs from certain death as a partner in the Edmonton Humane Society's extremely popular animal transfer program, "California Canine Cuties".

The Orange Dog is the brainchild of Edmonton businesswoman and philanthropist, Jan Folk. As a friend and generous donor to the EHS, Jan leapt at the opportunity to help in this life-saving initiative in the Spring of 2009, but still she wished she could do more. The Orange Dog was born.

The Orange Dog believes that the most powerful solutions to the plight of the powerless are in the hands of those who demonstrate the commitment, courage and imagination to take one-on-one action. Folk explains, "The Orange Dog was created as an online gathering place to share and celebrate individual acts of animal kindness. Committed people are doing amazing things, and we wants to say thanks. My hope is that when you read the stories on you'll be inspired to undertake your own act of animal kindness."

The Valentine's Day themed flight "Love is in the air" couldn't be more appropriate, "the heart of this program's success has been largely because of the dedication from loving volunteers on either side of the border," says Edmonton Humane Society spokesperson, Shawna Randolph.

With the "Love is in the air" flight leaving direct from Fresno, Folk will be able to personally thank the dedicated volunteers in that area for their unbelievable hard work. "It will be very emotional as these hard working volunteers say goodbye to the dogs that they have come to love." says Folk. "But I can't wait to meet them and hear their amazing stories."

The media is invited to take pictures and videotape the arrival of the Gulfstream III Jet as it lands at the Fresno airport and then as Jan Folk and the volunteers get the dogs ready for their journey to Edmonton, Alberta.

  • WHEN: Landing in Fresno Friday, February 12th at approximately 8:00 am.
    Approximately 1.5 hours to load dogs and take off at approximately 9:30 am.
  • Where: Atlantic Aviation Services, 5045 East Anderson Ave, Fresno, CA 93727 - (p) 559-454-7501
    Global Executive Aviation is the company that operates the jet (Aircraft Tail # N557JK).
  • Who: The Orange Dog, the California Canine Cuties themselves, the flight crew, and also CCSPCA representatives.

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