Pilots -N- Paws Fly Dogs to New Homes Nationwide
The plane that landed was being flown by Scott Messinger, a member of about a thousand volunteer pilots from coast to coast who fly for an organization known as Pilots -N- Paws. Pilots -N- Paws works with animal rescue organizations nationwide to locate and transport animals to happy homes that are waiting for them.
“Today we have puppy mill dogs out of Missouri that came in last Saturday to a West Memphis animal shelter, and we are flying them today up to Hartford, Connecticut and we have extra dogs that are being flown to South Carolina to a Beagle rescue,” said Inge Irby with Second Chance and Happy Tails.
All total, Pilots -N- Paws has transported over a thousand dogs and Thursday morning marked over the fifth time in about a year and-a-half the organization has made a stop in Clarksville.*** ”Love animals. Two words, love animals,” was the heartfelt response from Messinger when he was asked by Clarksvillenow.com why he was doing this.
Another member of the Pilots -N- Paws team, Jeff Myer, joined Messinger as one of the pilots assisting with Thursday’s flying animal rescue mission. A second flight was scheduled to arrive and leave Outlaw Field carrying rescue dogs later in the morning Thursday with yet another flight scheduled Friday transporting dogs to homes in other cities.