Resource Hints From a Rescue Volunteer
Hi, I am with Arkansas Information Resources, INC (A.I.R.). We are a group of women who are in rescue, animal cruelty investigators and concerned citizens. I volunteer several hours a week to help rescue move dogs. A.I.R. gets ask almost every week to help move an at risk dog into rescue. Pilots N Paws is the tool I have found to get this done.
This last week I was contacted by Hermine Wilkens with Arkansas Weimaraner Rescue, and she wanted to know if we could help move a female weimaraner from a high kill shelter in Vicksburg, MS to Arkansas. The female was heartworm positive, has a skin condition, and her chances of getting out alive were small.
I listed the request on PNP and emailed the pilots in the area, using the find pilots link on the web site. I also checked the request board for flights already posted and for flights already planned. Within hours of posting the request I had three offers for this girl. Marc Doss stepped up and agreed to fly her from Olive Branch, MS to Conway, AR. Rescue volunteers moved her by ground to Olive Branch, and Marc flew her to another volunteer in Conway. Molly (AKA Vicki) was in her foster home by that night.
I know that a lot of your posts are about the dogs that were rescued, and that is so important, but I think there should also be stories on how to move a dog across a few states or across the country. Pilots N Paws provides all the tools if rescue would learn and use all the tools that are provided. Because I am on the site several times a week, I see requests that are not in the correct format, pilots’ posts that go unanswered, and posts that are not updated.
In the past few months A.I.R. has moved over 15 dogs though the volunteer pilots with Pilots N Paws. I have attached pictures from this week’s flight for AR Weim Rescue and some of the another transport. Your volunteers and your site saves lives, and for that I am very thankful.
I would urge all those rescues out there to learn how to use all the resources that your site has made available.
Thank you again for your effort,