Bellick Escapes Burgaw
Leslie, a Pender County Animal Control Volunteer, shares this very special story about Bellick, a gorgeous Mountain Dog mix from Pender County Animal Control in Burgaw, NC and his flight rescue in early March…
Bellick was an owner surrender at the Pender County kill shelter due to financial reasons. His family could no longer afford to take care of him. Its so sad when families have to do this and are faced with no other choice but to leave their family member at a place where they could be euthanized. Thankfully, some of the shelter volunteers rallied around him and worked hard to find a rescue group who would commit to him. La Mancha Animal Rescue saw his information across the Internet and agreed to rescue him, but the issue was that the group was in PA and Bellick was in NC. If not for the help of our Pilots N Paws pilots, he would have been euthanized.
We were desperate to get Bellick to the PA rescue as soon as possible. After all, space is a critical issue in these kill shelters. Once the one being rescued is considered “safe”, than that not only saves their life, but it also gives another shelter pet the chance at more time. It is a very urgent matter to get the rescued one to the group as soon as possible. That’s where Pilots N Paws steps in. Ken Menzie of Raleigh, NC and David Harlow of Baltimore, MD stepped up to the task right away. They kindly offered to fly Bellick to his PA rescue group as soon as possible.
Pilots N Paws IS Animal Rescue. The pilots are doing so very much to save lives and I so hope that they realize what an important part of animal rescue they are! Thank you so much Ken, Cindy and David for saving this sweet boy’s life!!!!