Dan Kruger and Dasher
Dasher’s transport involved 4 separate legs and began with Charleston, SC PNP pilot Daniel Krueger who flew Dasher from Charleston to North Carolina where PNP Pilot Steve Shoop was waiting with his flight attendant—his Aussie named Jasper—to fly Dasher for his second leg from Johnston County, NC to Leesburg, Virginia.
Jasper awaits Dasher’s arrival
Pilot Dan Krueger transferring Dasher to Pilot Steve Shoop
Shoop said that the first two flights of the day into the Johnston County FBO were for Pilots N Paws! “When I landed at Johnston County to pick up Dasher, it was about 9:30 AM. The FBO operator told me I was their second flight to arrive that morning. The first, he said, had pickup up eight puppies!”
Jasper bids goodbye to Dasher
PNP Pilot Steve Shoop says goodbye to Dasher
Shoop commented further about the transport. “Everyone who flew Dasher fell in love with him. When he arrived at Johnston County and we met, Dan’s first words were “You’re going to want to keep this dog.” He was right; I did.
Dasher Meets Bill
After Steve delivered Dasher to Virginia, PNP Pilot Bill Curtis flew the third leg to Poukeepsie, New York. From New York, Dasher traveled with PNP Pilot Charlie Malo on to Taunton, MA. Charlie arrived around 3:45 PM, so Dasher had an 8+ hour experience with Pilots N Paws.
Steve Shoop recently received an update about Dasher, “I spoke with Marlene a little while ago and I understand the D dog is now in his new home, writing his memoirs no doubt. Good thing too, because I would seriously consider adopting that little guy, he is such a delight.”
Tis the season for giving and that’s just what people up and down the east coast are doing for a pup named Dasher. Dasher is named after one of Santa’s reindeer. He was set to be put down at a shelter in South Carolina before being rescued. It was a sad fate, but the story takes flight from there. The little pup is now getting ready for the biggest adventure of his life. He is a rescue, saved from a shelter in Lancaster County South Carolina where he was found as a stray and scheduled to be euthanized. He was brought to the Lowcountry to Furey’s Furry Friends, put on facebook and found by his new owner Michelle in Massachusetts. The question now was how to get him there? That’s where Pilots N Paws comes in.Daniel Krueger of Charleston is a pilot who came to pick up Dasher and take him to North Carolina on one of three legs of his trip to his new home.“It’s a great cause to stop animals from being put down that have a chance to have a real life, so it’s hard not to do it,” said Krueger.Marlene Furey said sometimes the biggest obstacles to a donation is distance and transportation.
“The pilots volunteer their time, airplanes and fuel to help get rescue animals to their forever homes, and there is a lot of rescues that wouldn’t be able to take place if they didn’t exist,” Furey explained. “Sometimes distance is the obstacle to adoption, and the pilots help to overcome that obstacle.”
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