Arkee to Okee
Eight white Aussie pups, of which 3 were special needs, and one other random pup, a cutie named Roscoe, needed an airlift from Arkansas to Oklahoma.
As usual, there were lots of folks involved in making the trip happen. Sarah Carr at the Russellville, AR Animal Shelter on the sending end, the final receiving rescue, a few days later, Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue in Airzona, Joan Nikcum transport coordinator, and ground transport helpers: Linsey and Kyle Hiemer in AR and Susan Kurth and Debbie Harris in OK.
Jim Carney took on the 3-leg mission. The first leg was Covington, TN to Russellville, AR for the pickup. The second leg moved the dogs from Russellville, AR to Okmulgee, OK. The final leg took Jim back home. Jim’s three flights were not the usual “non-events” but required 2 Instrument Approaches down to GPS LNAV or ILS Minimums and included ATC delay’s. An extremely challenging day. However, it was worth it to save the lives of the nine precious passengers.
This flight was flown in respect for a couple of Jim’s friends, Chuck and Donna Watkins, in memory of their beloved Boxer. His name was Timer. The PNP Mission to save these 9 pups had their loss in mind. As Timer walked over the Rainbow Bridge, I’m sure he was pleased to know that 9 lives were saved in his memory.