I’m gutted by a call we just received from the nonprofit group Pilots N Paws. Pilots N Paws has been a fantastic resource for connecting us, and other dog rescue pilots, with people who needed to have a rescue dog transported.
Yesterday we were so fortunate to have Tara Lynn from WRAL television join us as the inflight volunteer. She also did a story on us for the news.
With the holiday season upon us it’s time to start shopping, planning, and getting excited for all that much needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course! The ones who love you unconditionally all year and want to be included in your holiday plans just as much as you want to include them.
So it’s November 11, 2015 and right now our airplane is down for its FAA required annual inspection so we can fly in 2016. However, it’s a good time to take care of a bunch of needed little tasks at the same time.
Here is a picture of the plane in the shop during it’s annual inspection. She sure looks lonely.
Dog rescue pilots like me would love to have no reason to fly because there was no shelter overcrowding problem. You can make that happen by having your dog snipped so they can’t make more unwanted pups.
By Christopher Williams
Every single day, thousands upon thousands of dogs find themselves inside an animal shelter. The really sad part is that despite the staggering numbers, these animals represent only a small part of the population because the overwhelming majority of them never make it to the shelter in the first place. To make things even more sobering, dogs that are in a shelter have a remarkably small chance of being adopted and finding a home where they can live out their days with loving owners. In fact, there are studies that exist which show in North Carolina, as many as 95% of the dogs that make it to the shelter never get out of it alive.