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A HUGE thank you to Pilot Scott Johnson!

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A HUGE thank you to Pilot Scott Johnson! His very first Pilots N Paws mission helped a stray coonhound momma and her 9 puppies get from Chicago to their rescue in Minneapolis, MN. She was found as a stray in rural WV where a local rescue group was contacted about her. She was VERY pregnant and INJURED – probably from being caught in a wildlife trap. She was taken in by the rescue groups (BARC) that works to rescue dogs from the Boone Co WV Dog Pound but they also help at risk strays in the community. Long story short is that she was in foster care for one day then the pups were born. 5 days later she had tail amputation surgery as well as a few toes removed. She recovered well and is a very good mommy!

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Their transport to rescue journey began last Wed with a ground transport from Portsmouth, OH to Chicago where they were temp fostered by another rescue contact and taken to the airport to meet their flight to their final destination!

Scott went out of his way to accommodate transporting this family by removing the back seat and adding weights to balance the plane. He even bought a large crate to house them! There were a few bumps in the road with weather but pilot Scott adjusted things and completed the mission!


Best Regards,

Eva Kordusky
BARC Secretary


10 thoughts on “A HUGE thank you to Pilot Scott Johnson!”

  1. sandy copley says:

    WONDERFUL!!! Love WV dogs rescued. Well all
    rescues really. Many many Kudos!!!!!!! God Bless.

  2. Christy M. Witschie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for what you did and do for the animals!

  3. Linda Bridges Baker says:

    Thank you Scott for being so kind and doing this……it’s so nice to know there
    is kind people in the world.

  4. Julie Kaetz says:

    You could not ask for a better, more loving and companionable pet than a coonhound! We have been blessed by one for seven years! Thank all who were involved in lovingly caring for these sweetheart dogs. May they all get homes that deserve them.

  5. Tina Ezell says:

    Thank you Scott, for transporting this momma and all her babies! It sounds like you took extra good care of them on your trip!
    Kudos to you!!!

  6. Deborah says:

    It is so good to see people like you doing awesome things to save animals. We need more people in the world like you. Thank you

  7. grace young says:

    Thankful for the awesome folks who helped these babies!

  8. Patti says:

    Awesome job, thanks so much Scott for getting this family where they need to be.

  9. Meredith says:

    What a great story!!! Thanks Scott!

  10. Lori Roeper says:

    Scott, God bless you and all of the other pilots involved in this wonderful, wonderful organization. I am so happy that this story appeared and that your effort will be reaching so many. YOU are a hero.

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