Published: Sep 20, 2011 11:26 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 20, 2011 11:37 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla- More than 150 dogs will soon be up for adoption, thanks to one of the largest animal rescues in US history.

Last weekend, a group called Pilots N Paws flew the animals to no-kill shelters across the country, including southwest Florida. Rachael Rafanelli introduces us to two pups looking for a new home.

These golden retriever mixes are two, of eight dogs, brought to the Humane Society of Naples after a massive rescue operation.

"This group in South Carolina is very active in helping animals get to other rescues," said Ericka Basile, Marketing and Communications with the Humane Society of Naples.

Last weekend, an estimated 170 animals, with no hope left, were rescued from shelters in South Carolina, where they faced euthanization.

The effort was in memory of the so-called "Chesterfield-22."   

In March, 22 dogs in South Carolina were shot at a county shelter, and dumped in a landfill.

With the help of Pilots N Paws, a volunteer organization, the dogs were brought to no-kill shelters across the country.

The animals stay at the humane society until they are adopted. They're joining others here, getting a second chance, thanks to some willing volunteers.

  We're told four of the eight dogs rescued will be available for adoption as early as Thursday. 

For more information, contact the Humane Society of Naples at 239.643.1555