50 dogs get new chance

With assistance from the nonprofit Wings of Rescue, 50 dogs at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal shelter were put in crates Monday and flown to the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, Idaho, where they will be put up for adoption. The city shelter is overloaded with healthy dogs, and no longer puts animals to death because of a lack of space or time to care for them, said Front Street director Gina Knepp. So the facility has begun partnering with other shelters that can accommodate extra animals. Front Street typically receives 10,000 animals a year, she said, and the vast majority are never reclaimed. “Most arrive without a microchip, ID tag or license,” so reuniting them with their human companions is difficult, she said.