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Pilots N Paws

Another Half of the Story

 

Todd, Adam, and their 3 passengers

Todd, Adam, Lawrence (border collie), Patches (scruffy dog), and Jack (Jack Russell terrier)

Our 12th Pilots N Paws Rescue, December 28, 2011, started at Huntsville Airport in Alabama. The trip continued to Bainbridge, GA, Tuscaloosa, AL, and finally, Hohenwald TN. However, I was not able to partake in the trip. Our neighbor, Adam Wallace, accompanied Todd on the trip. Todd and Adam picked up three dogs from Huntsville, a Border collie named Lawrence, a scruffy dog named Patches, and a Jack Russell terrier, of all things named “Jack”. These furry animals then flew to Bainbridge Georgia, where they met up with Jeff Bennett, another Pilot N Paws pilot. Todd and Adam picked up two dogs from Jeff, one a Shepard mix and the other a terrier mix.  After helping Jeff load his southbound airplane with 31 dogs to fly back to Orlando Florida. Todd and Adam flew the Shepard mix (no name) to Tuscaloosa Alabama and the final dog Mike went to Nashville Tennessee.

The northern part of the transport involved 4 separate move requests and two weather delays. The rescue groups and shelters did a fantastic job as these pilots moved 5 dogs (2 of them went north and 3 south). You can view more about Jeff Bennett’s rescue here.

Two lucky dogs take care of Todd & Adam.

Two lucky dogs take care of Todd & Adam.

This was a complex rescue but ended up very successful. We appreciate how hard the volunteers work facilitating constantly changing dogs, destinations, times, pilots, and weather.

Unfortunately many others aren’t as lucky, and as you all know, the only answer to this devastating issue is to spay/neuter/rescue.

Todd & Mary Brooks
Cessna 182
N2858F

 

Petmate and Subaru – Their assistance to our pilots and other volunteers is crucial to our success.

2 thoughts on “Another Half of the Story”

  1. eb says:

    Heroes!

  2. Lisa says:

    Just found out our new puppy came to Orlando via your flight. Thank you so much for what you do, because of you she will live a long healthy, happy and very spoiled life!

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