March 28, 2023
Plane Crashes with 53 Dogs Onboard | Dog Edition #89

Rescuers scramble to save everyone – humans and canines – onboard a plane that crashed in Wisconsin.

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The Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha frequently takes over the custody of dogs from over-crowded shelters in Southern states where they face the risk of euthanasia. These dogs have a higher likelihood of finding a forever home in Wisconsin. The trips to bring these dogs closer to a better life can be grueling and expensive. In November of 2022, one of those trips went horribly wrong.

Photos and videos

Photos and videos of the dogs and their rescuers can be found in these articles:

Washington Post:




Source material used in the episode:


Initial news conference:

About Jessica Pinkos

Jessica Pinkos is the Director of Special Projects at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

About Tony Wasielewski

Tony Wasielewski is the Deputy Lake County Fire Department Chief

About Jason Hoelz

Jason Hoelz is the General Manager of the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewauke, Wisconsin

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