Pilot Jeff Bennett’s Strong Start To Saving Rescues In 2014

Pilot Jeff Bennett’s Strong Start To Saving Rescues In 2014

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As most of you know, I mainly move dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized at kill shelters in the southeast and get them to rescue groups wherever they may be.

And while yesterdays transport was no different in that regard, it also involved a medical transport, a long distance adoption, and the reuniting of one dog and one cat with their original owners after they had found themselves hundreds of miles from home.

The English Bulldog from Miami had knee surgery on one leg and was going to Gainesville, FL to his foster/adoptive home.

The 13 year old Yorkie was stolen from a families front yard in Tampa, FL around Thanksgiving and ended up in a kill shelter in Auburn, AL. Thanks to her microchip her owner in Tampa was contacted and we were able to reunite the pair through a ground/air transport.

“Buster” was adopted from Tyler, Tx just prior to being put down and thanks to three other PNP pilots (Wade Roberts, Mark Molina and Sean Fitzgerald) they were able to get him to Alabama where I had set up a foster until my flight. His adopter is in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sam the Cat was being transported from Colorado to Key West and got away from the transporter at a Hot Springs, Arkansas camp area about two months ago. The camp host was notified and Sam was finally located living with a family of Raccoons in a culvert. Ground transport moved Sam to Birmingham, AL where he was fostered for this trip.

The rest of the transport pups were sent to rescue groups in the Tampa area. (Suncoast, Kelly Curtis and Lori Spaulding).

The last two photos are of the Yorkie and Sam the cat back where they belong.

Jeff Bennett
Cirrus SR22-GTS
N630LD (Lucky Dog)

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95 Responses to “Pilot Jeff Bennett’s Strong Start To Saving Rescues In 2014”

  1. You are an angel in the sky. What good things you do for others and animals.

  2. nathan bowling 18. Jan, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    you all doing an awesome work

  3. God bless you for all you do for these animals!

  4. Thank you for all you do, you people are wonderful !

  5. That is so awesome, look at all those lucky dogs! Thanks Jeff and if you ever need a copilot I am ATP rated corporate pilot that would love to ride along and help anytime!

  6. You are truly an Earthy Angel. In fact all of you are. May Blessings and God’s Graces always be with you.

  7. Thank you for all you do!! Gives me a happy heart, while doing the happy dance.

  8. Thank you for all you do. It is a comfort to know you are out there for us!

  9. I so wish I had kept my PP certificate and our Cessna. I would have loved to join your cause… You are truly Angels…

  10. Thank you for being such an angel and advocate for these animals that are unable to speak for themselves. It is so heart-warming to know that people like you, and the rest of Pilots N Paws, are making such a difference in the world. You go above and beyond. You may not see yourself as a hero, but to those who were reunited with their furry friends, and those who are able to foster/adopt because you helped, would say otherwise. Thank you.

  11. Patrice Hainline 18. Jan, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you for your kindness. Your good deeds for our furry friends warms my soul and gladdens my heart. Thank you so much, May you be blessed for all the good you do,

  12. I truly love all of you for what you do.The only thing I can do at the present is donate to OUR cause of helping these beautiful creatures of God.God Bless you All you Beautiful Angels of the Sky……Thank You Sooooooo Much.

  13. Although I have not been working with Th Suncoast Animal League for a long while, I learned about you through them and I thought “How amazing this man is”. I think what you are doing is inspirational and shows true character!
    God Bless You and always keep you safe!,

  14. You ROCK, Jeff….thank you! May peace be with you as you carry on & be well!

  15. If you every get KLOM during the week, stop in and say hello.

  16. Lisa Mosteller 19. Jan, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Thank you Pilot Jeff, for your giant-sized heart for these animals!!!

  17. The world should have more people like you. You are obviously a very special man.

  18. Bless you, Bless you, Bless you.
    You have more kindness in you than most 100 people.. Thank you for all you do for these little lost and injured souls and the good people at the end of the ride.

  19. Daniel mcgrail 19. Jan, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Hello Jeff, soon I hope you will be able to transport my dog knuckles from Florida to pittsburgh.He is a 4 year old blue pit that has the biggest heart you would ever see.We miss him dearly and can’t wait to have him back home in our lives..I’ve heard nothing but good things about you so fly safe and keep up the good job!!!! Sincerely Daniel and Brittany mcgrail

  20. I think you do a wonderful thing by helping these canines & felines. If you ever do private adoptions My husband & I wanted to add a pup to our household. We wanted to find one similiar to our old man Flex; he is a 9 year old 110 lb sweet dispositioned pit/boxer/sharpei mix. We live in Trenton, Michigan.

  21. You are my hero!!!! Thank you for all you do! Xoxo. LOVE the pictures…

  22. Heather kokesh 19. Jan, 2014 at 12:26 am

    You’re amazing! Thank your help saving these babies lives! What a great feeling it is to rescue an animal!

  23. Thank you Jeff for all you do for animals.

  24. Thank you for helping all of our four legged friends. You’re a very special person who is making a difference.

  25. WAY TO GO!!! Keep up the good work!

  26. Bless you for all you do! You have made the world a smaller place in a very good way!

  27. You are the greatest. Thanks for all you do and we look forward to working with you more in the future.

  28. There have got to be so many folks who love you for what you do. Just reading this I want to give you a boat (or plane load) of hugs, kisses and thank you’s.

  29. I agree…. I love to read the stories of these angels in the sky!

  30. rebecca carnes 19. Jan, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Thanks for all you do!! Many lives changed and saved.

  31. I’ve been meaning to thank you for a long time. Those of us who are animal lovers really appreciate what you do. Great photos of all of you and keep up the good work. Stay safe in the skies.

  32. Linda Godfrey 19. Jan, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Thank You for all you do….<3

  33. Suzanne Dubinin 19. Jan, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Thank you so much Jeff. What a good hearted man you are. My son-in-law, Jon Miller(pilot) and my daughter, Patrice,fly and foster for PNP. My own rescues are some of the most loving souls I’ve ever known. They each were worthy of rescue, and those rescue organizations they came from are made so much more effective with access to PNP.
    You are a part of a truly irreplaceable organization. Thank you so very, very much!

  34. Thankyou so much for all you have done! I look at what you pilots and fosterers do for animals over there in the USA and admire you All! with love from the UK x

  35. God bless you and your work…you are a mighty angel in the sky….

  36. You guys are amazing! Thank you doesn’t seem enough for all the work you do! Really heroes!

  37. Colette Thomas 19. Jan, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Well done ! Thanks for all you do :)

  38. You are a hero. Thank you for all you do.

  39. Thanks for all you do!

  40. mary woodford 19. Jan, 2014 at 8:23 am

    You have a heart of gold!!! Thank you for your contributions to the health and welfare of these animals. Your endorphins must be miles high after one of these flights!!!

  41. You’re just the perfect guy! Thanks for all you do. Single by chance?

  42. Thank you and all the pilots for what you are doing! You are angels with wings and motors!

  43. Thank you and God bless you Jeff Bennett!!

  44. An Angel on Earth! Thanks for what you do!

  45. Peggy Segrest 19. Jan, 2014 at 9:00 am

    You and all the others who do this are awesome.

  46. Thank you Jeff forgeting these babies to where they belong!

  47. You truly are a hero. Thank-you

  48. I love love love these stories. Thank you guys so much for what you do. Another story to pull at my heart. aaahhhhhh. :)

  49. God Bless you for all the wonderful animals you have saved

  50. Stars in your crown!!!! Thanks for helping the critters :)