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4 Amazing PNP Pilots In 2 Airplanes Rescue 20 Shih Tzus, Shih Tzu mixes and Poodle Mixes, 2 Adult Potcakes, and 11 Potcake Pups From The Bahamas

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DSCN8515-00133 precious souls from the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) got rides to freedom and second chances.  Tri State Pet Rescue and some of their rescue partners including Lake Haven Animal Rescue in Michigan, and four amazing Pilots N Paws pilots in two airplanes made this rescue effort possible.  This is the second rescue trip in a month that pilots Pat and Theresa have made; we were thrilled to have Allan and Dave helping out today also.
To think this all started over a cookbook sale!  Back in September, Tri State’s founder, Jan Eaton, was on a cruise stopover in Freeport and visited  Del Sol, a shop at the harbour.  The manager of Del Sol (Siobhan Antoni Bates) happens to be an HSGB board member.  Del Sol kindly sells HSGB fundraising cookbooks in their shop and as Jan was purchasing one, she was asking about our shelter.  She and Siobhan had a conversation; Siobhan gave Jan our contact info and a wonderful new connection was made!
Today, 20 Shih Tzus, Shih Tzu mixes and Poodle mixes joined 2 adult Potcakes and 11 Potcake puppies on the two planes.  After clearing Customs in Fort Pierce, the planes then made the short flights to Melbourne where Stephanie and Doug of Tri State Pet Rescue (and other volunteers) were waiting.  After a short break they then loaded up and are en route to Georgia by ground transport.  These dogs and pups are getting the best Christmas present ever; the gift of life, thanks to so many amazing people!
photo taken today after landing in Melbourne of many of the dogs and pups! SAM_1898 SAM_1902 SAM_1903 SAM_1910DSCN8516-001

12 thoughts on “4 Amazing PNP Pilots In 2 Airplanes Rescue 20 Shih Tzus, Shih Tzu mixes and Poodle Mixes, 2 Adult Potcakes, and 11 Potcake Pups From The Bahamas”

  1. Eve says:

    You pilots TOTALLY rock!!!!!!!!!!

    How fantastic — “33 precious souls” is right! These photos bring tears to my eyes and JOY to my heart.

    The work that you do is amazing.

    HEARTFELT thanks for all you do,


  2. Ada M. Martinez says:

    Thank you so much for everything you all do for dogs. God bless you and the dogs.

  3. Linda Rush says:

    Thank God for PnP’s. These beautiful animals now have a new life waiting for them.

    God bless all of you that do this fantastic job.

  4. nicki says:

    you get 5 Gold Stars for doing what you do.
    Thank you & Thank you

  5. Jacque Avant says:

    Did anyone rescue the female pit who was on FB that was going to be killed by the wardens this week is not got out of Bahamas. They were looking for someone to save her. Its seems this is another place that doesn’t like pitties.

  6. Lynn Armstrong says:

    Another wonderful Rescue story. What would we do without these amazing people. Thank you so much.(Freeport resident)

  7. Chuck Kern says:

    20 tail wags and 50 puppy kisses to all of you.
    We look forward to hearing Jim Hansen speak about PnP at the EAA 94 Post Christmas party on the 25th of January.

  8. John says:

    Pilots N Paws Pilots do great jobs.

    Would like to see things on here that we do at Carroll County Airport [KDMW]

    We have one Pilot that has flown over 450 dogs

  9. Tanya says:


    So glad to hear good work is launching from Carroll County Airport. The stories we post are submitted by pilots and others involved in the rescues. We’d love to post some of the stories that originate at KDMW – just submit them with a few photos to pilotsnpaws@gmail.com.

  10. canadian Royal Potcake Rescue says:

    I am so proud of the USA PNP helping out any animal in need. Here unless animals are Canadianthey can not use the service :(. AAwesome Job!

  11. Concerned says:

    Just an observation, the Georgia shelters are high kill shelters …

  12. Jan Eaton says:

    To Concerned: Our rescue is Tri State Pet Rescue and we are a no-kill, non-profit rescue. All the dogs in our system are safe and do not face euthanasia; we treat for all illnesses including parvo and heartworms. All dogs rescued by our group, including those dogs from HSGB,will be placed into carefully-screened and approved homes. I appreciate your concern.

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