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1 man, 1 plane, 1000 Animals Saved We Love You Scott!

Today is a very special day.  Pilot Scott Messinger transported his 1000th, yes, you read that correctly, one thousand animals! 

Scott and his helper!


Some people have a calling, not just a mission, and Scott’s calling is to help animals in need whenever possible.  He has flown to every state in the north, northeast, midwest, south, east, southeast and even as far as Texas.  When you live in Pennyslvania that’s a lot of air miles! 

Up you go!

 Because of him, 1000 animals were given the opportunity to find loving homes.  Doggie kisses are worth millions and Scott has a fortune banked in puppy kisses alone 🙂

Dobie pup gave lots of kisses!

He is very modest and will be the first to tell you it is the rescue volunteers who do the hard work, he just flies the animals.  But we all know that if not for Scott, and pilots like him, the number of animals rescues could take in would certainly diminish.

Always a smile !

We love you Scott ! Thank you for your endless passion, your sense of humor, your dedication, and for making so many flights that have now saved 1000 lives. 

The plane says it all 🙂

Here are some “Scottisms”

Big dogs deserve to live too!

Keep finding us dogs (any size) and we’ll keep on truckin’

I’m in !

I hate an empty plane, it’s such a waste of life !

Works for me !

Its a heartwarming (and unfortunately sometimes heartbreaking)
experience flying these dogs to safety.

Very very cool!

I’m absolutely LOVING the response we are getting when we pull into an airport

Sometimes we all forget to give thanks for all our blessings…until we meet those who truly sacrifice…

Every now and then a certain rescue stays with you…This is the one for me.

(special thanks to co-pilot Jeff, amazing coordinator Terrie, Scott’s amazing family and the many rescues and shelters who work together to save lives….)


150 thoughts on “1 man, 1 plane, 1000 Animals Saved We Love You Scott!”

  1. mara says:

    You are amazing! I love ypur heart! If ever in tucson or need help in tucson phx area let me know! Again amazing

  2. Sherma says:

    Bless you, your a good human-being!

  3. Dawn Beattie says:

    Fabulous…We have used my brother and plane..Wish my helicopter when further!!!

  4. Sabine Siepmann says:

    Thank you so.much Scott!! Thema world would need more heros like you !!

  5. PENNI BLEVINS says:


  6. Billion thanks for Scott, to co-pilot Jeff, amazing coordinator Terrie, Scott’s amazing family and the many rescues and shelters who work together to save lives!
    YOU are the human being we all are dreaming of. I LOVE YOU SCOTT!

  7. Pat Stryszak says:

    I run a rescue in Illinois. I would love to go on a transport and help in anyway possible. Thanks for all that you do. Let me know if your in the area and need help or an over nighter.

  8. Laura Holloway says:

    That’s such a great story. You’re wonderful Scott. Thanks for what you do to help the animals.
    Keep up the great work.

  9. Susan says:

    You are awesome Scott! Thank you!!!

  10. Pam Burget says:

    Thank you so much for caring so much for these animals. This country could use many more like you. Animals are our friends.

  11. Carolyn Swanner says:

    What a tribute to those who can’t speak for themselves. Those of use who make phone calls, write letters, foster, donate, and adopt can’t match this, but we all have the same goal;. Save an animal, help find him/her a permanent home, and do what you can, when you can, for whom you can for these precious fur babies.It’s an every day, “work in progress.” Many thanks, Scott, for all you do and continue to do.

  12. Sandra Klawitter says:

    Thank you so much for everything that you do. You really do have ANGEL WINGS. Blessings to you. My your life be filled with Peace-Love-Health and Happiness.
    Thank you from all of our 4 legged friends.

  13. Gabriela Schenett says:

    Scott is a HERO!!! God bless him!!!

  14. Lori Proctor says:

    Thanks seems inadequate for being such a big part of saving so many lives. May the love and caring you have shown these animals come back to you ten-fold, Scott. You deserve it and more!

  15. Heidi D. (Catahoula Rescue Inc.) says:

    Thank you, Scott! And many thanks to every PNP pilot out there. It is the great teamwork of transporters (PNP and other) and rescue that is helping to save these dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized. Let’s keep up the good fight!

  16. Patrick Regan says:

    This is truly incredible. A job well done x 1000! I’ve seen your name in various PNP posts but had no idea you had flown so many animals. I wish you had submitted a story for my upcoming book on PNP…but we’ll definitely have to get you included in the next installment. Woof!

  17. Denise says:

    this is so amazing!!! you are truly a animal hero <3.. thank you for saving the lives of so many animals <3 Bless you

  18. Dave Eschmeyer says:

    good work, i found this article through facebook, and i was touched.

  19. gunne berge says:

    my depest respect. love you fot this <3
    hugs from denmark

  20. Carol Jeffries says:

    Scott you are a loving awesome man.You are a angel from heaven.

  21. Jo-Ann Rawlings says:

    I commend you Scott…you are truely an amazing man. If only all of us animal lovers could afford to fly and save our BELOVED’S they would have to clear the airways..never met you but thank you and love you for your precious heart!!!!

  22. Mark says:

    There’s a special place in Heaven for you Scott.

  23. Roz says:

    Well done you do great work. Wish more were like you. Thanks for caring for the animals.

  24. Linda says:

    You are truly a “Great American Hero” in my eyes for the tremendous work you have done for these animals and their human. God Bless You!

  25. Natércia Vaz Marques says:

    A very big THANK YOU, from Portugal. We need someone like Scott here to help your animals!!!

  26. LaVern Graham says:

    Great people like u need all the prase we can give u. Thank u so much for ur help and ur BIG HEART.

  27. Jeff Spencer says:

    Way to go Scott!

  28. Friends of Pep BC Rescue says:

    My furry kids have had the pleasure of traveling first class with Scott .

    The first picture in the article is Uno a mostly deaf and blind Border from La he escaped to be with Scott midair ….my best friend adopted him .

    Thank you Scott for being you and doing all you do .

    Kate Scott

  29. I am a volunteer with Rockin P Rescue(boxer) and am so amazed with your work, thanks for all you do.rose ann

  30. Madeline Finnerty says:

    Thanks, Scott! Two of those 1000 were ours. We are forever grateful for your taking them to their rescues.

  31. T.B. says:


    I’m a retired Air Traffic Controller with over 1000PIC and time on my hands. If you need help…get in touch.

  32. That is so awesome of you to save so many furry lives! You are a great person with a heart of gold. Keep those doggy kisses coming! 🙂

  33. Congratulations!!! Scott. What a wonderful person you are!!! I live in Rochester, NY and am a volunteer with National Great Pyrenees Rescue. I have not personally met any of the Great Pilots n Paws people, but know they have helped with many of the dogs we..and other groups we work with..have pulled, particularly from down South. God Bless..and many, many thanks!!! 🙂

  34. Wow Good job got me choked up


  36. Terry says:

    Scott..you are amazing..love what you do for the doggies…god bless u…if u need any help..let me know..

  37. Marie St-Clair says:

    So few of us, but you sir, make up for many of them! Thank you!

  38. Stephanie says:

    Bless you Angel with Metal Wings….Fly High!!

  39. Ashlee T says:

    Scott, I just had to say thank you for being a true Angel to all the furbabies you have helped and the blessings u have given them. There is a special place in heaven for people like u who not only help his fellow brother, but the animals as well. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU.

  40. Lori King says:

    Scott, we need thousands just like you.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!! If I didn’t know better I would say the little helper in your picture is Kaz,our rescued deaf Ibizan Hound originally out of Florida.
    You are truley an awsome rescue angel…. wings and all =)

  41. Karla says:


    Looking at my Facebook page everyday it all seems so hopeless-the number of dogs and other animals there are homeless. Thank God for people like you, doing what you do.

  42. Christina says:

    Thank You!

  43. victoria marshall says:


  44. Becky says:

    Wish there were more of you out there, this is wonderful what you have done. I’m sure all the animals you have saved have a special place for you in their hearts. Keep on going

  45. Linda Guntert says:

    Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue thanks you for all you do. You save these rescue dogs the long, hard transport by land to their forever homes. God bless you.

  46. kris meidinger says:

    What a great thing!! Great job!!!

  47. Amy Lu says:

    I read about your wonderful work in the August issue of Guideposts magazine in an article “Dogs on a Plane” by Jon Wehrenberg, Knoxville, TN and was greatly impressed. I am so happy that there are these loving and caring people who give these poor animals another chance. Good luck and God bless!

  48. Robyn says:

    God bless you!! 🙂 So great and heartwarming what you are doing!!! 🙂

  49. Alex Serpa says:

    Godspeed to you, Scott. I’m sure if the little furries could talk you would get a great big thank you from them. Keep on truckin’, indeed.

  50. Tracy says:

    Thank you so much for what you do. We rescue a lot of dogs in North Texas – mostly bully breeds that don’t get a chance by any other means. 1000 animal rescues – literally you are angels from the heavens.

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