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Senior Basset Safe in NY

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Polly’s story is all too familiar. Her owner passed away and the family could not keep her. Thanks to some quick action, Polly was found rescue with the American Basset Rescue in Niagara Falls, NY. The issue was that Polly was located in Durham NC. That’s when Pilots N Paws came into play.


Thanks to pilots Christophe from South Carolina and Mahesh from New York, a plan was set. Christophe would fly her from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Washington, DC (HEF) and Mahesh would fly her onto Niagara Falls, NY (IAG). Christophe was able to get her to HEF on Saturday 2/2, but because of inclement weather, Polly spent a restful week at a temporary foster’s home in Washington DC.

On 2/9, Mahesh flew to Virginia and then transported Polly to Niagara Falls to meet with her rescue group. Mahesh braved the weather- the worst snowstorm in recent history, to help Polly get to safety.

Mahesh and Polly

Mahesh and Polly

Without Christophe and Mahesh, Polly would not be safely and soundly with such a great rescue. She would be at a kill shelter, overlooked due to her age and most likely euthanized as an Owner Surrender. Now because of our wonderful volunteers, Miss Polly has a chance at a loving home.

Thank you Christophe and Mahesh for your incredible help and your kindness. A lot of time and effort goes into the planning of these flights, in addition to physically transporting homeless pets to rescues. Thank you so very much for your help; we could not have saved Polly if it weren’t for you both.

Take care,

Leslie, Pender Co Animal Control Volunteer

3 thoughts on “Senior Basset Safe in NY”

  1. cindy says:

    You are truely guardian angels for animals. Thank you for literally saving lives so the little ones, who have voice, can live a happy healthy life.

  2. Jesus Gordiany says:

    You guys are awesome!!

  3. Janet Clark says:

    Thank you so much Christophe, Mahesh & Leslie! Polly is such a beautiful ole gal and I hope she lives happily ever after in her new home. God bless you for all your hard work and for being so compassionate to our furry friends. Keep up the good work!

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