Dogs at risk of being euthanized rescued

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
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A dozen Oakland dogs at risk of being euthanized are now safe in Washington state and Canada.

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- A dozen Oakland dogs at risk of being euthanized are now safe in Washington state and Canada.

Volunteer pilots with Wings of Rescue flew the dogs out of Livermore Airport Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS: Dogs at risk of being euthanized airlifted to safety

Four rescue groups will foster the dogs until permanent homes can be found.

Some of the dogs that were airlifted are dachshunds but most are Chihuahuas.

In Oakland, about 75 percent of the dogs in shelters are Chihuahuas.