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Krypto’s Going Home

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MARK BRADLEY makes his first PNP flight from Du Page, IL to Monroe-Custer Airport, Monroe, MI. Mark sprang into action after he saw a transport request from Chicago, IL to Southgate, MI for a small Yorkie named Krypto, who had been missing for 14 months.

Krypto getting a safety briefing before takeoff, NO Barking!

Krypto getting a safety briefing before takeoff, NO Barking!

His owner, Kathy Schrieber, a Los Angeles Vet Tech, suffered a debilitating injury at work, forcing her to move back to Michigan where her family members live.

Stephanie Babcock, foster mom delivering Krypto to LAX.

Stephanie Babcock, foster mom delivering Krypto to LAX.

Krypto, having run away, showed up in a nearby town, two weeks after she moved. She missed her dog terribly and wanted him back, but being on disability, she was unable to pay the costs to ship Krypto commercially. She heard about PNP from a Facebook response. So she turned to PNP for help. Another pilot offered to fly Krypto commercially to Chicago O’Hare, if they could find someone to take Krypto to meet Mark.

Krypto and Mark get ready to take off.

Krypto and Mark get ready to take off.

PNP Pilot Michael Baraz offered to drive Krypto to meet Mark for the final leg of his journey.  Mark writes: “Being my first PNP flight, I was loaded for “bear” with a crate, dog bed, towels, blanket, paper towels, garbage bag, leashes, collars and cheesy snacks ,in case bribery was necessary.”


16 thoughts on “Krypto’s Going Home”

  1. Cindi says:

    LOL “Loaded for bear!” WTG Michael and thank you!!

  2. Allison says:

    Great work, Michael! Yorkies are so lovable, and I can’t wait to fly a mission myself.

    A Mommy to a Westie,


  3. Jan Clark says:

    Great story. So glad Mark and others got Krypto home! Thanks to all!

  4. Tina says:

    Looks like Bear knows you are a Hero. Looks very content! You are a Hero so is this wonderful organization! I am so happy for this dog and the owner. I hope she gets better soon!

  5. Lucy says:

    Mark you are a paw HERO!

  6. Judy says:

    These guys rock! Thanks to Mike and Mark and everyone who made it possible for Krypto to be reunited with his mama!

  7. Nellie Workman says:

    Bless you MARK BRADLEY and Merry Christmas and may all of your New Years be blessed!

  8. Pam Allemeier says:

    WAY to go PnP!!! Love these pilots that do such great things to get pups moved around the country. So happy this little dog was able to be reunited with owner and all made possible by Mark Bradley an awesome PnP pilot!!!!! Thanks for all you do!

  9. Gail says:

    Thanks for everyone’s help in getting this dog home!

  10. Darlene D'Amico says:

    Way to go, Mark! Thanks for donating your time and talent to reunite this sweet baby with his momma! What a great deed you have done!

  11. Nancy says:

    I LOVE Pilots for Paws People!!

  12. jan says:

    What a fabulous, happy story! Truly, the PNP pilots enjoy a happiness that comes only from love-filled hearts! thanks

  13. rosemarie says:

    Thank you and bless you. You are a HERO!

  14. Beth Hager says:

    I understand about being “loaded for bear” for ground transports. It’s amazing what can be packed, but you never know what you may need! lol
    Thanks for helping reunite the family!

  15. Ann Chambers says:

    God bless you Mark Bradley,Stephanie Babcock and everyone else involved in getting this little angel home to his owner. You are such kind, special people.

  16. C. Brown says:

    Yeah for Michael Baraz your a Wonderful man helping others and their puppies too!!! We need more like you!!!

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