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

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1555439_10201341280883066_1079875388_nHi All,

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 thoughts on “Pilot Jeff Bennett’s Strong Start To Saving Rescues In 2014”

  1. Mary Gray says:

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

  2. nathan bowling says:

    you all doing an awesome work

  3. Katie Gerber says:

    God bless you for all you do for these animals!

  4. Elaine says:

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

  5. Jackie says:

    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. Donna Radisch says:

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

  7. Annie says:

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

  8. Bonita DeRosa says:

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

  9. Deb Mills says:

    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. Tina Pollio says:

    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 says:

    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. nicole says:

    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. Cathy Tobias says:

    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. Joan Foote says:

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

  15. Jeff Koltoff says:

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

  16. Lisa Mosteller says:

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

  17. Susan says:

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

  18. Barb says:

    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 says:

    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. Deb Waters says:

    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 says:

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

  23. Renee Terry says:

    Thank you Jeff for all you do for animals.

  24. Mary Craft says:

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

  25. Wendy says:

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

  26. ANDEE says:

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

  27. Chuck Kern says:

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

  28. Katie says:

    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. Maryanne says:

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

  30. rebecca carnes says:

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

  31. Suzy Hancock says:

    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 says:

    Thank You for all you do….<3

  33. Suzanne Dubinin says:

    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. Pamela Smith says:

    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. Gloria Boggs says:

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

  36. Tammy Browne says:

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

  37. Colette Thomas says:

    Well done ! Thanks for all you do :)

  38. Faris Cornel says:

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

  39. Angie says:

    Thanks for all you do!

  40. mary woodford says:

    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. Amy says:

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

  42. Dawne says:

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

  43. Kim Smith says:

    Thank you and God bless you Jeff Bennett!!

  44. Robin in NY says:

    An Angel on Earth! Thanks for what you do!

  45. Peggy Segrest says:

    You and all the others who do this are awesome.

  46. Sherry says:

    Thank you Jeff forgeting these babies to where they belong!

  47. kathleen says:

    You truly are a hero. Thank-you

  48. Kathy says:

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

  49. Nancy Boyd says:

    God Bless you for all the wonderful animals you have saved

  50. Wendy Husted says:

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

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