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PNP Pilots Pete Tobin and Karen Johnson: A Day Full of PNP Transports Part 2 (Part 1 aired yesterday)

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When the people in the Nashville area heard that Karen was in town, her phone started ringing.

The first dog that needed rescue was a male Pit Bull mix named Liberty who is believed to have been used as a “bait” dog in dog fighting and then just abandoned.  And despite everything he had been through, he had NO aggressive tendencies and was just a sweetheart.  But, there wouldn’t be room for him in the plane going back because we already had a full load then we were told that if we couldn’t at least find a foster family for him, he was going to be put to sleep.

The solution was simple.  We just walked the streets of Franklin, TN with him until we found him a foster:

We walked him from one end of town to the other seeing if anyone would like to take him in.  At a very nice pizza joint named, “The Mellow Mushroom” the hostess, a young woman named Rose accepted the challenge of fostering Liberty and saved him from his date with the needle.

Sunday – time for the ride home.

Well, originally we were going to be bringing one dog back to a rescue here in Chicago. Then two.  And by the time Sunday came along, 12 dogs showed up needing to be delivered to a better life.

This little guy was named Tux:

And all these puppies:

And we even had one pregnant female who looked ready to pop.  I had a very serious talk with her and made it very clear that she was not allowed to deliver until after we landed in Chicago.

Even with all the bad weather in Chicago on Sunday, we made it through with a relatively uneventful flight.

We unloaded 12 dogs in Chicago and handed them off to two separate rescues:  the Herding Breed Rescue and A Heart for Animals.

Tux went off to be fostered by one of my neighbors who promptly changed his name to “Otis:”

This female beagle went off to be fostered by my Mother In Law:

The six puppies all pooped on themselves and were covered in poop by the time we landed:

And the very pregnant female kept her end of the bargain and didn’t pop during the flight.  Her puppies will go to families in the Chicago area once they are old enough.

And all the puppies in the back of the van.  I’m sure they’ll be cleaned off quickly.  I’m sure the rescue will have no trouble placing these guys with nice families.

Over all, a pretty successful day!  :)

4 thoughts on “PNP Pilots Pete Tobin and Karen Johnson: A Day Full of PNP Transports Part 2 (Part 1 aired yesterday)”

  1. Janet Clark says:

    Thank you so much to everyone involved in rescuing these innocent animals and especially for saving Liberty. I read the following yesterday – There is an Indian legend which says when a human dies there is a bridge they must cross to enter into Heaven. At the head of that bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based upon what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge…. and which are turned away! (S.P.O.T. website) I’m sure you guys will have no problem crossing the bridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gail Storm says:

    Let me say Merry Christmas to Pete & Karen for all the joy that they are bringing to the people that will receive all the love and joy from these dogs. You’re not just changing the life of the dogs but also the life of every person that will be touched by these dogs that you have helped to save. May you be blessed with the gift of joy and love under your tree this year. You sure have given those gifts many times over to others.

  3. Libby says:

    You Guys ! (and Gals) are
    Awesome !

  4. Dee McCoy says:

    You guys are the best to do this for all these pups! A Scottie Rescue in my area of MD told me about you. Her name is Jeanne Lishia (Silver Spring). The plight of each of these pups could be horrific if it were not for organizations such as you. God bless you. I will save you to my favorites should I need to transport a pup to my place in So. MD.

    God bless,
    Dee & her 3 Terriers (2 Rescues/1 Adopt)

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