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Stolen Terriers Go Back Home

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A Port Aransas, TX woman’s ex stole her two 13-year-old terrier mixes in December. Six weeks ago, the ex and his new girlfriend were arrested (reason unknown) in Morgantown, NC and the old brothers were taken to a shelter. They were scheduled to be put down, but the owner learned where they were and tagged them. Only problem: she recently lost her job and had no way to drive and retrieve them or to fly them commercially.


Um, they’re pink because the ex had dyed them purple and the dye is wearing out.


It took a while to fill all of the legs, but four pilots (Neal Bouyett, Jeff Wall, Bill Amsden and me) flew them over two days (Bill boarded them overnight). I connected with Bill at Liberty, TX (T78) and had the home stretch Sunday to deliver the pooches back to the mom.  She cried when I delivered them. We had, she said, restored her faith in humanity and humankind. Pretty cool thing for four pilots to accomplish.

Despite the TAFs and Flight Service advice, the ceiling didn’t lift or break (such is life and flying on the Texas coast during the summer). I ended up flying Liberty to Port Aransas (T78 to RAS) between 1,500′-2,000′. I hate flying that low for any distance, so I flew along the coast instead of direct so I could put down on a packed sand beach if necessary.

Wade Roberts

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18 thoughts on “Stolen Terriers Go Back Home”

  1. Candy B says:

    Just love this group! Thanks so much for helping both this lady and her dogs make it back to a loving home!

  2. Diane says:

    congratulations on being the kind of people who really care about others. we need so many more people like you.

  3. Rita says:

    Thank you so much for tolerating/risking the low flying conditions to get these two pups back to their mom. Thumbs up to Pilots n’ Paws and to Wade Roberts.

  4. Katherine says:

    Love these pilots!!!

  5. ellen says:

    All of you are complete and total Miracle Workers. I am at a loss of words in view of your love for animals at the risks of flying-and flying under those conditions. . You are my heros!

  6. pat hainline says:

    Thank you so much for helping this lady and her 2 precious dogs get back together again. God bless all of you!

  7. Pat Lewis says:

    Thank you so much for getting these fur babies back to their mommy. How horrible that her ex took them away from her…and dyed them purple? You are all amazing!

  8. You all have hearts of pure Gold. You make me have hope in humanity for sure . God Bless all of you.

  9. Janis Meffert says:

    Thanks for getting these boys back home! You all are a,azimg.

  10. Floyd Moore says:

    Way to go guys!

  11. martha says:

    You pilots are so awesome! Thank you!

  12. Robyn says:

    Thanks so much for making a terrible time in this lady’s life a little better.

  13. Lorayne Smith says:

    Wow, just Wow. You guys are heroes. Thank you for all you do. <3

  14. Natalie says:

    Great job, guys! You did an awesome thing not only for these pups, but for their human Mom whose heart must have been so broken.

  15. Denise says:

    You guys are angels……with tons of heart! Thank you so very much for everything you do.

  16. Jay says:

    Mammoth effort guys!! Hugs to u all

  17. Lace says:

    A huge THANKS for getting the two pups back to their Mom. You all are heroes for sure!!! Will support this group as best I can.

  18. Donna says:

    Great job Neal Bouyett, Jeff Wall, Bill Amsden and Wade Roberts!!

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