SPRUCE CREEK FLYWAY: PILOTS N PAWS IS AT IT AGAIN!
200 PLUS ANIMALS ARE BEING RESCUED FROM KILL
SHELTERS & GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE
It’s A Sight To See: Heartbreaking Stories Ending In joy! 200 plus abandoned pets scheduled to be put to sleep are being flown to no-kill rescue organizations where they will get a second chance at life, put up for adoption and find their new forever homes with loving families.
It’s happening Saturday March 1, starting at 11 AM at the Decatur County Industrial Airport in Bainbridge, GA.
About 20 private pilots with the non-profit organization Pilots N Paws will take off in their planes, carrying their precious cargo from Georgia to various pet rescue organizations in Florida. Including West Palm Beach, Clearwater, Tampa, Port Orange, Fort Meyers, Stuart, and Orlando.
Other pets flown by PNP pilots to Spruce Creek will then be driven by volunteers from the community to their new safe harbors.
The animals are all coming from animal shelters in Alabama and Georgia where they were scheduled to be euthanized due to overcrowding.
The volunteer pilots are donating their time, planes, and fuel, as are the drivers and all the volunteers.
In addition, the pilots will be taking hundreds of pounds of pet food to the shelters from a food drive organized by the Spruce Creek Aviation Community in Port Orange, Florida.
The Starting point – at 11 AM – from Decatur County Industrial Airport – Bainbridge, GA http://www.airnav.com/airport/KBGE
The pilots will begin arriving at their connecting airports to drop the pets off to rescue organizations at about 2-3 PM.
The airports include:
Spruce Creek Airport – Port Orange, FL
Palm Beach County Park Airport – West Palm Beach, FL
Clearwater Water Air Park, Clearwater, FL
Tampa Executive Airport, Tampa, FL
Page Field Airport, Fort Myers, Florida
Witham Field Airport, Stuart, Florida
North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport
West Palm Beach, Florida
According to the Humane Society, 4-million cats and dogs, about one every 8-seconds are euthanized in shelters each year. Here is a happy ending for 200 pets that will be rescued in one morning.
Pilots N Paws is an award-winning charitable flying animal rescue organization. With more than 4,100 pilots, it flies about 2,400 missions a year transporting approximately 15,000 animals annually.
The non-profit event is sponsored by: Pilots N Paws, Subaru, Petmate,
Decatur County Industrial Airport, Spruce Creek Airport, Subway of Dothan, AL.
We look forward to your call saying that you want to cover this heart-warming story and help raise awareness about pet over-population in this country.
Subaru and Petmate are Proud Partners of PNP!
Posted by: Kathleen Quinn Charleston Executive Director, Pilots N Paws