When Cats Fly ... On Wings of Care

By Jackie Dale

On March 22nd The Cat House on the Kings welcomed four new residents. Pilot Bonny Schumaker, founder and president of the nonprot rescue foundation known as “On Wings of Care,” flew four feral cats all the way from Arizona to the airport in Selma. For the past 16 years Bonny has made it her life’s mission to transport animals to loving forever homes. Although she usually transports dogs and cats, Bonny has transported rabbits, goats and will pretty much fly any animal that can fit in her single engine plane.

Arizona resident Denise Cotes runs a feline rescue group called Cactus Cats Rescue. Denise captured these cats living in the desert, but they were feral and that usually means unadoptable. Denise searched the Internet and discovered The Cat House on the Kings. The Cat House agreed to take the feral cats but the problem was how to get the cats from Arizona to California. A car trip would require a 24-hour drive. The Cat House suggested that they fly the cats here. Bonny Schumaker was contacted and she agreed to fly the cats. That 24-hour drive was now a five-hour flight and there was only a $100 difference in the cost of the trip. The feral cats that once called the Arizona desert home are now firmly ensconced in their new forever home at The Cat House on the Kings.

Although the Arizona feral cats arrived along with a large donation to help defray their expenses, you can help out by sponsoring one of The Cat House’s many other kitties. Go to our website at www.cathouseonthekings.com or visit us on Facebook. If you want more information on Bonny Schumaker and her worthy organization, check out the website at www.onwingsofcare.org.

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