For the first time in 30 years, pets waiting in overcrowded shelters got a free ticket to a new home out of state.
Animal activists in Pitt County put an eight year old cocker spaniel named Rusty on a plane to his new home in Connecticut.
Normally a flight like this could cost between $100 to $175 dollars, but this flight was free, thanks to Pilots-N-Paws organization.
Pilots pick up pets from shelters across the country and place them in adoptive homes up north.
Bobbi Parsons says this is the first time she's ever put one on a plane to a new home.
Ed Abrams from Connecticut, also picked up a hound dog and her nine puppies from Greenville, South Carolina, where they'll be delivered to a home in New York.