After 2 Years in a Shelter, Collie Finds Rescue
Crockett was rescued by Texas Collie Rescue, from a shelter in Alabama where he’d been for over 2 years. He’d had very little human contact while there, and was very skittish. Crockett had been hit by a car prior to entering the shelter in Alabama and was paralyzed for a while. He never received vet care for his injuries.
PnP pilot Jeff Spence (N46543) brought Crockett from Bessemer, AL to Jackson, MS. Nick and I then took him the rest of the way to Houston, TX. This was our longest PnP flight yet, but it was a great day for flying, and an even better day for Crockett as he finally escaped to a better life. Our flight to Jackson was smooth, although an overcast layer moved in under us shortly after we entered Louisiana but disappeared just after passing Natchez, MS. We had a good tailwind on the flight, and arrived 30 minutes early…just enough time to eat lunch before Jeff and his co-pilot Jamie arrived with Crockett.
Crockett was a bit skittish with us at first, but he warmed up to Nicholas pretty quickly. As you can see in the photos, they became pretty good “buds” on the flight back. We took a more northern route on the return trip, to escape the overcast that covered southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Smooth sailing all the way, until about 60 miles NE of Houston, when we had to descend to 3500ft to get under the same layer of overcast clouds that we’d first seen on departure.
Crockett was a great passenger, and we’re so excited that he’ll now receive plenty of loving care (and vet care!) with Texas Collie Rescue.
After all the affection pets have shown us, they deserve some in return. Subaru and Petmate are helping PnP provide that love and attention to our animal friends.