Animal rescue organization Pilots N’ Paws stopped in Chanute on Saturday morning.
Volunteer pilots Tim Seymour and Alfredo Jimenez flew from Wichita to Olkahoma City, Okla., to pick up five boxer mix puppies, a lab mix and a newfoundland puppy, then came to Chanute.
The five puppies were delivered to Ann’s Angels Canine Rescue in Chanute, while the lab mix and the newfoundland puppy were picked up by Sam Taylor and his co-pilot Elizabeth Arms to be taken to Great Plains SPCA in Merriam —the lab mix — and Hearts and Paws in Omaha, Neb. — the newfoundland puppy.
Pilots N’ Paws is a non-profit organization that consists of volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals in shelters, rescues and foster homes needing help with the next step in their journey to finding families to take them in.
Ann’s Angels has been a licensed canine rescue in Chanute since 2011. It is run by Chanute resident Ann Bash out of her home. Ann’s Angels takes in dogs and also coordinates with other shelters in the region to help pets find homes and keep them out of kill shelters.
Bash said her efforts have helped bring down the euthanization rate in Chanute.
Ann’s Angels is supported entirely by donations. Cash donations, dog food, cleaning supplies, gas cards and veterinary care supplies are all appreciated. To donate, contact Bash via email at Leonbash@cableone.net or by phone at (620) 433-2452.