“Operation Special Delivery” Caravan and Flyway
WHAT: Hundreds of fully vetted rescue animals from surrounding shelters will be sent via plane and vehicle from Hinesville, GA to numerous receiving rescue groups in the Northeast and Florida. Volunteer pilots from Pilots N Paws will fly to Georgia the evening prior to the event. Saturday morning a large-scale flyway will commence at the airport as volunteers will load animals into dozens of general aviation planes to be flown to numerous receiving rescue groups in the Northeast and Florida.
Even more rescue animals will be driven to safety by a caravan of vehicles that will have originated in New Jersey and will have driven south to Georgia two days prior to this event.
In addition to working with local county shelters and saving those animals, the rescue partners will also be rescuing all animals housed at the Ft. Stewart shelter at the time of the event. Many of these dogs will go on to be trained as service and comfort dogs for veterans with PTSD and other special needs through the Paws of War program.
Pilots N Paws
Animal Aid USA
M.O.M.S. Animal Rescue
Guardians of Rescue
Subaru of America
Midcoast Regional Airport
Chase Community Giving
WHY: To save the lives of shelter animals in kill facilities, to bring awareness to their plight, to encourage pet responsibility, to end gassing chambers, and to assist our veterans who have given so selflessly to their country.
DATE: October 5, 2013
TIME: 7:30 AM-12:00 Noon
WHERE: Midcoast Regional Airport (Wright Army Airport) Ft. Stewart, Hinesville, Georgia
Pilots N Paws salutes our partners Subaru of America and Petmate ! Please let these outstanding companies know how much they mean to the animal rescue community by visiting their websites and their social media pages . Give them a thumbs up for supporting Pilots N Paws!
Other support airports for connecting routes include:
Moore County Airport, Pinehurst, N.C.–gateway to the 2014 U.S. Open
Middle-Peninsula Regional Airport, West Point, VA
Warrenton-Fauquier Airport, Warrenton, VA
Flying W Airport, Lumberton, NJ
Tampa Executive Airport, Tampa, FL
Naples Municipal Airport, Naples FL
Palm Beach County Airport/Lantana, West Palm Beach, FL
North Palm Beach County Airport, West Palm Beach, FL