I am Jim, from Columbus, Ohio. My 2 seat Cessna is based in Delaware, Ohio (DLZ). I intend to lurk for awhile and see if I want to carry dogs. I found you via the AOPA article, and think you are doing a great job.
Ted064 wrote:I'm Ted Moore and I rent a 172 based at 1G3 (Kent State University Airport, near Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio). I'm VFR only, but about half-way to my instrument rating. I volunteer for the Humane Society of Greater Akron (aka Pawsibilities) and have a special interest in dogs with severe behavioral problems (of which I own 2). I can help on fair-weather weekend days, for now. Hope to be able to do so soon.
Greetings Fellow Animal Lovers,
An application came in two days ago for an adoption of Delaney (photos available on our website listed below my signature,) the Border Collie X who was rescued six weeks ago through the help of our dear friend, Mike Sharp and is being fostered by my husband, John and me, and co-fostered by Julie Cockerham. It seems Delaney and Ms. Jo Smith in Eustis, FL – some 350 miles away from us here in the beautiful Florida Keys were a perfect match, and the application was approved. But the problem was how to get Miss Delaney transported to her new Mom and forever home!
I’m delighted to report that it looks like the dilemma is nearly solved. Through some creative internet research based on a tip from my Mom, I’ve located some “sky angels” who are volunteer pilots with Pilots N Paws. These are a group of men and women who simply love animals and love flying, and whose mission is to help transport rescue pets to their forever homes as the need arises. What a fantastic bunch of people! I’m feeling blessed and honored to have found them. This morning, I signed up on their website, posted Delaney’s needs, and I was contacted back within literally minutes of posting by not one, but TWO pilots willing to help out. We’re working out the details, and weather permitting, planning her transport next Saturday, Nov. 15th . I’ll keep you all posted as further details unfold.
Please check out their website http://pilotsnpaws.org/ and the article on this group written up in AOPA Online http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2 ... c_sect=gan
I’m sure you’ll be moved as I was, at the generosity and love displayed by all those involved with this network. What a great feeling!
So, here’s to waggy-tails, wiggle-butts, and puppy kisses!
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