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We’re Just Taxicabs

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Monday, March 5th, was yet another beautiful day to fly in the Midwest, smooth air and visibility from horizon to horizon. It also was a day that shined with hope and a chance for a new life for 11 pups, rescued from euthanasia by Sheril Weber, a vet tech in Southern Kansas who has a heart as big as the sky. She rescued 10 lab-boxer puppies from an owner who had already killed the mother dog. Joining the pack of 10 was a Schnauzer pup surrendered by a puppy mill.

Jim, take us to first-class please.

Sheril quickly went to work and found that the good rescue people of Hands, Hearts and Paws in Omaha, Nebraska would foster the whole brood! From experience, she also knew that the Kansas City area has a very active group of pilots eager to help.

Are we there yet?

I was privileged to fly to Pittsburgh, Kansas to pick up the pack. I can tell you that the pups may have been abused, but they sure didn’t miss any meals! Those little guys had packed away the groceries somewhere.

Okay, half of us are here. Where are the rest?

When Sheril arrived, they were in one extra large crate in her SUV. They were so scared that they were bunched on top of each other in the back of the crate. Until you peeled them apart, you couldn’t tell there were 10.

Really, there are 10 of us in here, keep digging.

It didn’t take long to load and I was on my way to Kansas City to meet Ryan Westward and Daniel Chandler for the final leg to Omaha and a chance for a new life. Ryan and Daniel are two, among many, frequent PnP pilots in the Kansas City area.

Ryan has a new best pal.

Without the extra effort of Sheril Weber of Girard Animal Hospital and Debbie David of Hands, Hearts and Paws in Omaha, the ending would have been swift but not happy for these 11 pups. Ryan, Daniel, and me? Well, I always tell people that we are just the taxicabs. I am truly privileged to know these pilots and rescue people.

Jim Bordoni

I love you Dan!

7 thoughts on “We’re Just Taxicabs”

  1. Colleen :) says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. You all are amazing!

  2. dottie kell says:

    You all are truly Angels…Thank you for all that you do for the animals…♥ xoxo

  3. Patti says:

    I think this is WONDERFUL that you rescue these dogs!

    Do you know anything about the Schnauzer puppy or where I can find him or her?

    Thank you for your loving hearts in rescueing these precious animals that make my life better.

  4. Patti says:

    I just noticed that the Schnauzer has already found a furever home. I’d love to take one of the labs but I’m on Long Island and it appears they’ve all gone to Tx?

    My dogs make me laugh every single day!

  5. Claudia says:

    Was so happy to be able to read this “rescue story”! Pilots N Paws are amazing people, who go the extra mile (a bunch of miles!) to give pups a second chance at life and love. Men on a mission! Also great to hear that Sheril was able to find fostering for that entire brood of puppies, big thank you to Hands, Hearts and Paws for taking them in. The pictures were also great….I’m sure those beautiful puppies will find homes quickly! A story with a very happy ending thanks to some very caring people!.

  6. Debbie David says:

    Thank you for your excellent transport of these 11 pups. Baxter (schnauzer), Weber, Dugan, Ryker, Kato, Weaver, Addison, Kohlee, Quigley, Cheddar & Lucia give their thanks in big, wet puppy kisses. Eleven lives saved. Thank YOU!!

  7. Patrick Regan says:

    Thanks for posting, Jim–and well done to all who made this happen on the ground and in the air. Cute pups!

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