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Pilots N Paws program helps local rescued animal

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by WHAS11

WHAS.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 2 at 12:27 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – A dog found upside down, tangled in a fence and badly injured, is now leaving Louisville for a new home.

About 8 months ago, this two-year-old Rottweiler mix named Bella was rescued by Metro Animal Services.

Her legs so badly injured, it caused permanent nerve damage.

Carla Vance said that Metro Animal Services was going to have to put Bella to sleep if she didn’t find a foster home.

Vance became Bella’s foster mother but today, Bella boarded a plane to Indianapolis to unite with a new family.

“I’m sad, it’s going to be hard but it’s going to be good for her. It will probably be the best thing for her,” Vance said.

It’s part of the “Pilots N Paws” program, a national organization that find volunteer pilots to transport rescue animals.

“I’m going to fly anyway; I might as well help somebody out or the dogs. I’m into dogs,” Tom Nasser, a volunteer pilot said.

Bella is just one of the 11,000 animals that come through the animal shelters in Louisville each year.

3 thoughts on “Pilots N Paws program helps local rescued animal”

  1. michele george says:

    You guys and girls that fly these dogs to a forever home and give them hope are truly hero’s.

  2. Pilot volunteer George says:

    Thanks to all the volunteers and to WHAS 11 for airing this story!

  3. Kim Richards says:

    Thank you so much for posting Bella’s story. She is so happy in her new home and from what I hear she is being spoiled rotten. A huge thanks to all the pilots out there that truly have wings and hearts of gold!

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