Not long ago Pam did a ground transport for a dog named Gus. At the time, Pam noticed Iggy’s name on Gus’s Health Certificate. When she picked Gus up she heard another dog bark and thought that another dog may be with the same foster and got concerned. She called Gus’s foster, Linda and she put Pam in contact with the rescue that handled Gus.
Pilot: Steve Rhode
Volunteer: Steve Murray
In-flight Companion: Pam Rhode
Kennel Owner: Stephanie
Rescue: LaMancha Animal Rescue
Rescue Volunteers: Cecilia and Alan
The Rest of The Story
Iggy was picked up with Gus and they were both to go to a rescue in Chicago, IL. But when Iggy saw a vet he was diagnosed as having heartworm and the rescue no longer wanted him. He was being boarded in a kennel another small rescue was paying for and they were running out of money to continue his boarding. The rescue didn’t know what they were going to do with Iggy.
Pam recommended to the rescue that they contact a few large rescues that we know. She did and LaMancha Animal Rescue in Coatesville, Pennsylvania was happy to have Iggy come to them. So Pam arranged a day for us to fly him up there.
We met our volunteer Steve at the airport early on a Thursday morning and got the plane ready.
Stephanie, who is the owner of Country Kennel in Zebulon, NC was boarding Iggy and volunteered to drive him to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport to meet us.
Stephanie met us and Iggy didn’t want to leave her. He was so scared and she was his life preserver. He loved her and she loved him. They both were very attached to each other but besides running a kennel, Stephanie has 6 dogs of her own so keeping Iggy was not an option.
We said goodbye to Stephanie and Pam and Iggy settled down in the back for the flight to Coatesville, PA. We had a good flight and we met Cecilia and Alan and their adorable little girl, volunteers from LaMancha whom we have met several times to hand over dogs to.
Iggy was off for a short ride to the farm where he would get treatment for his heartworm and be able to find a forever home.