Monadnock Humane Society Participates in Life-Saving Pet Airlifts

By Jacques Du Preez

Approximately 150 At-Risk cats to be Transported from Florida and Louisiana to New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  

Swanzey, New Hampshire – Monadnock Humane Society (MHS)  is partnering with NBCUniversal Local, Greater Good Charities, The Animal Rescue Site and Hill’s Pet Nutrition on a special life-saving airlift flight this month to coincide with Clear the Shelters, NBCUniversal’s annual pet adoption and donation campaign that runs August 1-31. 

The Clear the Shelters airlifts will focus on cats and dogs from overpopulated shelters in Florida and Louisiana, and will include vulnerable pets, like asymptomatic heartworm positive shelter dogs, homeless cats and large dogs. The pets will be transported to shelters in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New Jersey, where they will be evaluated and receive needed medical care before being put up for adoption.

The airlifts are part of Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights program and funded by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and The Animal Rescue Site. The special missions are scheduled to celebrate the month long 2022 Clear the Shelters campaign, when NBC and Telemundo partner with shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and raise needed funds. Since its 2015 inception, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes.

To kickoff Clear the Shelters, the first flight is scheduled for Aug. 2 and will include approximately 150 cats from South Florida. The chartered plane will depart Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at approximately 7 a.m. ET and arrive at New Bedford Regional Airport in Massachusetts between 12 and 1 p.m. ET. The cats will be received by Monadnock Humane Society, Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts.

Summertime is when southern shelters are completely filled up with cats, and the Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights program makes a big difference in the lives of at-risk animals from the South. We try and help relieve their pressure whenever possible and MHS is happy to be able to accept some of the cats in order to help our southern partners,” stated MHS Director of Development, Jacques Du Preez. 

MHS will be participating in the annual Clear the Shelters event this year later this month. For more information about Clear the Shelters event or how you can sponsor, please call 603.354.4015 for details.


Monadnock Humane Society is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 socially conscious shelter organization that serves 44 communities of the Monadnock Region. Its mission is to strengthen the animal-human bond by promoting and providing for the well-being of animals. MHS receives no state or federal funding, and is not affiliated with any other agency or organization such as HSUS or ASPCA.  It is supported solely by the generosity of those in our community. For more information, visit