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Pilots N Paws

Almost Lost – But Not Quite

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A young Plott Hound found himself unwanted at Livestock and Animal Control in Angleton, TX and already out of time by a week. All the hound rescuers in Texas were full to the brim. Knowing just how persistent rescuers can be, the search never stopped and a foster home was found near Georgetown. The individual was already fostering for other rescue groups but agreed to foster this puppy for San Antonio SPCA until room is available in San Antonio, even though that means one more dog than her usual limit.

The county shelter in Angleton was kind enough to allow the pup to stay long after his scheduled euthanasia date to provide some time to work out transport. The shelter in Angleton was running short staffed and couldn’t dependably have someone available on weekends, so weekday transport is preferred. Well, that makes everything that much harder.

LJ Miller offered to fly on a weekday, but he could only get away a full week later, possibly a little too late. Two other pilots, Mark and Paul, stepped up to the plate to help out that weekend if it was the only way to make things work. With three transportation offers in hand, the coordinator went back to the Angleton Animal Control Group.

LJ unloading his furry passenger and the foster family.

The Sheriff’s department in Angleton agreed to hold on to the hound for another week. They decided it would be better to wait that time instead of trying to make something happen on a weekend when they’re so short-handed.

LJ made his first mission a good one.  He climbed in to his Mooney and took off from Georgetown, TX (GTU) for the 150 mile flight to Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport in Angleton (LBX). An officer was waiting for him and handed over the pup who would be off to a better life.

Oh yeah, kids to play with along with the other dogs waiting at home.