Molly and her soldier……
Donietta is an American soldier. During her deployment her unit had the opportunity to meet a dog named Molly. She showed up at the base and military personnel are not permitted to have pets so they found a home for her in one of the villages there, with a little girl. The little girl decided that she did not want Molly and turned her out. Molly showed back up on the doorstep of the base (literally). Amazingly, she had to travel 20 miles to get back to the soldiers. It was a sign she was meant to be with them so plans began to bring her “home”. Little did anyone know at that time how long the journey would be and how many people would get involved to help!
A wonderful PNP rescue volunteer, Joanne Kubacki, took on the challenge of arranging fosters and flights for Molly to head to her new home in KY once she arrived at JFK. After a long delay overseas, Molly arrived at JFK where another outstanding volunteer, Harriet Zucker, saw to it that Molly made it safely for her overnight stay.
Pilot Jerry Sica had planned on flying Molly for the first leg of her transport to KY but mother nature had other plans. Once again, Molly was delayed from reaching her new home but she was in loving hands so all was well. Pilot Luke Hayden volunteered to start the journey and took off with his precious cargo on board.
It soon became apparent that Luke was going to have to land earlier then planned due to some mechanical issues. Would Molly ever get to meet her new grand doggie parents?? The answer is yes, Pilot Dick Scwartz came to the rescue and continued on to meet Pilot Kevin Overbeck.
Pilot Kevin met Pilot Chris Blair who flew the final leg of the transport with Molly enjoying the company and the flights. She was a trooper and it was easy to see why she captured so many hearts.
At long last and after thousands of miles, Molly finally is safe and meets her “grand dog” parents while she awaits the return of her soldier. Thank you to our military for always going beyond the call of duty to keep those of us at home safe, including Molly!