Pilots N Paws https://www.pilotsnpaws.org Saving the Lives of Innocent Animals Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:25:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cropped-pnp-round-logo-32x32.png Pilots N Paws https://www.pilotsnpaws.org 32 32 Mama & 7 Babies (TX-LA-MS-AL-TN-VA) https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/mama-7-babies-tx-la-ms-al-tn-va/ https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/mama-7-babies-tx-la-ms-al-tn-va/#respond Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:11:18 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28611 This long rescue needed to covered by Pilots N Paws. It took a lot of coordination by Penny to get it done. The trip included a driver for the first 3 hours from Austin, TX to Tyler, TX. Various aircraft covered the rest of the trip. The full route was near Austin, TX to just […]

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This long rescue needed to covered by Pilots N Paws. It took a lot of coordination by Penny to get it done. The trip included a driver for the first 3 hours from Austin, TX to Tyler, TX. Various aircraft covered the rest of the trip. The full route was near Austin, TX to just outside of Washington, DC.

Leg 1: Jarrell, TX to Tyler, TX (KTYR) driven by Dena

Leg 2: Tyler, TX (KTYR) to Covington, TN flown by Craig

Leg 3: Covington, TN to Greenville, TN flown by Jim

Leg 4: Greenville, TN to Warrenton-Fauquier Airport (KHWY) flown by another Jim

Jim Carney
Pilot
West TN
Over 3000 animals flown to safety and still going strong.

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Success Story Freedom Flight 90 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/success-story-freedom-flight-90/ https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/success-story-freedom-flight-90/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:08:13 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28603 Derek sent in the following: Last week amidst the major fires in Northern California, we completed our 90th Freedom Flight. Ruby, a Belgian Shepherd, needed a ride to her forever home. They had been trying to set up a multiple leg flight for the distance, but it was proving difficult with the smoke. Sylvia, Ruby’s […]

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Derek sent in the following: Last week amidst the major fires in Northern California, we completed our 90th Freedom Flight. Ruby, a Belgian Shepherd, needed a ride to her forever home. They had been trying to set up a multiple leg flight for the distance, but it was proving difficult with the smoke. Sylvia, Ruby’s adopter, said she’d drive down to the bay area to pick her up, but we were able to go further north and cut off an hour of that drive in each direction, and meet up with her in Ukiah.

Ruby was perhaps the most laid back of all of the animals we have ever flown.

Our thanks goes out to Ruby’s fosters for driving her down to Carlsbad to start out, and to Sylvia for driving to Ukiah.

Here is the video for Ruby’s flight.

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Flight to Freedom for Michelle with Alan Bock https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/flight-to-freedom-for-michelle-with-alan-bock/ https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/flight-to-freedom-for-michelle-with-alan-bock/#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2020 18:15:54 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28583 SALUTE to pilot Alan Bock who flew sweet Michelle today from the Bainbridge, Ga shelter to K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue in St. Augustine, Fl. The Director of this rescue, Nila Walden-Hughes got her 1st small plane flight and went along to get Michelle! HUGS and CONGRATS Nila for taking this girl into your rescue […]

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SALUTE to pilot Alan Bock who flew sweet Michelle today from the Bainbridge, Ga shelter to K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue in St. Augustine, Fl. The Director of this rescue, Nila Walden-Hughes got her 1st small plane flight and went along to get Michelle!

HUGS and CONGRATS Nila for taking this girl into your rescue and getting her the medical care she needs. Clap of Hands to the Bainbridge staff for getting her ready and to the airport on time. We appreciate the pilots that fly and drive for us, and all the rescuers/volunteers that save these animals and give them the chance to live.

Thanks to an awesome pilot program – Pilots N Paws

-Cathy Ellsworth, Rescue Volunteer

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Sable’s Flight to Safety https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/sables-flight-to-safety/ Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:31:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28581 Watch as volunteers come together to provide Sable a flight that will save her life.

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Watch as volunteers come together to provide Sable a flight that will save her life.

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Four Beagle Buddies https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/four-beagle-buddies/ Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28482 What started out as three beagle buddies trying to get from central Arkansas to Denver, CO turned into four while the flights were being coordinated. Thanks goes out to Jim and Scott for picking up the now-four beagles and flying them to Dodge City to meet Mike. Mike finished the trip into Denver. The beagles […]

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What started out as three beagle buddies trying to get from central Arkansas to Denver, CO turned into four while the flights were being coordinated.

Thanks goes out to Jim and Scott for picking up the now-four beagles and flying them to Dodge City to meet Mike. Mike finished the trip into Denver. The beagles are all settled in for their first night in CO.

Great group in Conway, AR
Beagles and their fosters.

Elvis rode in the back seat and was a cutup.

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Doxy Scarlet https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/doxy-scarlet/ https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/doxy-scarlet/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:23:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28497 Doxy Scarlet was found as a stray in Houston and taken to the shelter. She was very thin and needed some intense TLC from Rescue the Animals rescue in Abilene. I was scheduled to meet Ken and Susan in Temple to split the trip into two legs. As bad luck would have it, Ken got […]

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Doxy Scarlet was found as a stray in Houston and taken to the shelter. She was very thin and needed some intense TLC from Rescue the Animals rescue in Abilene.

I was scheduled to meet Ken and Susan in Temple to split the trip into two legs. As bad luck would have it, Ken got stuck in Detroit the day before the flight. Instead of calling out, he found a pilot, Xoaquin, to take his place.

Coordinator Vanessa and helper Kelley met me at Houston Executive (KTME). Not only are the facilities at Henriksen Jet Center really nice, but so are the desk staff and line crew. They parked me right at the front door.

On the way to Houston, I had a little extra cockpit noise than usual in my CQ1 in-the-ear headset. When I landed in Houston, I took a good look at the ear tip and decided it looked a little dirty. A new yellow foam ear tip took its place, and the flight to Temple was as quiet as I expect. After an uneventful flight, I met Xoaquin after a slight delay caused by MIA hangar keys. Scarlet and I enjoyed the green grass and seating area outside the FBO in temple.

With Xoaquin’s help, Scarlet made it to her rescue in Abilene, where she promptly had another well-needed meal. Dr. Bolt saw Scarlet right away on a Sunday afternoon. The Doxy got some shots to make her more comfortable, and napped away the afternoon in bliss.

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Husky from Tennesse to Omaha, NE https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/husky-from-tennesse-to-omaha-ne/ Sun, 19 Jul 2020 09:38:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28478 A super sweet husky was in boarding but had a foster waiting for him. Jim Carney flew a leg from west Tennessee to Rogers, AR. Petmate is a proud sponsor of Pilots N Paws!

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A super sweet husky was in boarding but had a foster waiting for him.

Jim Carney flew a leg from west Tennessee to Rogers, AR.

Husky on its way.
Amanda and family . Copilot Scott (left)

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Kai – Dogs on Deployment https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/kai-dogs-on-deployment/ Thu, 16 Jul 2020 23:19:56 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28469 Kai’s dad and mom are both deployed, and he had been staying in Omaha with a foster family for Dogs on Deployment. Due to a change in their family situation, they could no longer keep Kai, so he needed to travel to Albuquerque to stay with a veteran who fosters for Dogs on Deployment. His […]

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Kai’s dad and mom are both deployed, and he had been staying in Omaha with a foster family for Dogs on Deployment. Due to a change in their family situation, they could no longer keep Kai, so he needed to travel to Albuquerque to stay with a veteran who fosters for Dogs on Deployment. His dad and his current foster family are very anxious about getting Kai re-situated. He had a ride from Kansas City to Amarillo lined up, be he needed to get to Kansas City.

Kai, the DoD boy

It took several ground transports and a couple of Pilots and Paws flight, but Kai was en-route just two days! The trip had to be kept short due to Kai’s medical condition of having seizures. Plus being a pitbull, he is banned from housing.

A note from the deployed service member: “Thank you so very much for all the support and the coordination to get Kai a safe place to stay until we return from our overseas assignment. You have no idea how incredible you are and how much your service has meant to us. I have no idea how you do it, but I’m glad to know people like you are around and care for us overseas. Please if there is anything I can do to show you our appreciation please let us know. “

Kai has plenty of company. Everyone in this picture is a DoD dog. There are three more out there,

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Big Iron Needed – Mama and 10 Puppies https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/big-iron-needed-mama-and-10-puppies/ https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/big-iron-needed-mama-and-10-puppies/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:28:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28463 This family was headed all the way to Binghamton, NY to rescue. But they were really stuck getting out of Texas. A PnP post when out hoping someone with big iron would be available to help. They only had a couple of legs left to fill on the ground transport, except for the pesky Texas […]

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This family was headed all the way to Binghamton, NY to rescue. But they were really stuck getting out of Texas. A PnP post when out hoping someone with big iron would be available to help. They only had a couple of legs left to fill on the ground transport, except for the pesky Texas legs as they were on a Friday afternoon.

A Waco pilot contacted the rescue and said he didn’t have big iron, but he did have TWO planes and they could handle all the dogs that way. His wife was in training, so she and her flight instructor flew one of the planes and he flew the other. It was quite the experience – and flawless, in spite of there being ten squirming pups involved!

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Miracle Mara Needed a Flight https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/rescues/miracle-mara-needed-a-flight/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:11:00 +0000 https://www.pilotsnpaws.org/?p=28323 Today I flew up to Sikeston, MO, met Leslie Hall, picked up Mara, and flew her to Effingham, IL where Transport Coordinator for Midwest Lab Rescue Betsey met our flight. Mara’s story is very sad. She walked up to a farmhouse barely able to walk, a walking skeleton, covered in tics and close to death. […]

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Today I flew up to Sikeston, MO, met Leslie Hall, picked up Mara, and flew her to Effingham, IL where Transport Coordinator for Midwest Lab Rescue Betsey met our flight.

Mara’s story is very sad. She walked up to a farmhouse barely able to walk, a walking skeleton, covered in tics and close to death. Her tail was gangrenous and she also had pyometra. Her tail had to be amputated. She also has heart worms. Thanks to a big hearted farmer and Boot Heel Paws and Midwest Lab Rescue, Mara was saved and now in Chicago where the rescue will continue treating Miracle Mara and find her a new forever home.

Jim Carney
Pilot
West TN

Betsey and husband with Mara getting ready to head for Chicago
Mara saying THANKs for the ride
Mara looking happy knowing her life is getting better
Leslie saying good by to Mara

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