Leroy is a Brown/Black, Pit Mix weighing around 71 pounds. A woman in Wilson, NC came home to find Leroy in her backyard playing with her little dog. Evidently he jumped the fence and decided to stay. She contacted the shelter to see if someone was looking for him but no one ever did.
This rescue flight was in memory of our dog, Dude Rhode 3/2/02 – 2/23/16
We were looking for a flight to for February 23rd. It was the anniversary of our loosing our beloved dog Dude. Our boy, who we named the plane after and who you hear barking at the beginning of each of our videos, was special. We didn’t want to sit around and be sad all day, we wanted a way to honor Dude in a way that was befitting such a beautiful, funny, loving and friendly family member.
We teamed up again with Mike Malaro with Flying Mutts Rescue and transported 11 dogs this past weekend from rescues in North and South Carolina to rescues in Rhode Island.
Charlotte was an awesome dog to fly along with the super-duper flight volunteer Steve Murray.
The first time I saw Gus on April 3, 2016 he was in bad shape and at foster home that didn’t want him and was treating him pretty badly. I was told that he was locked outside in a crate in a shed for most of the time the foster had him. A Rescue Coordinator called me and asked if I would drive and pick up Gus and take him to a stop along the I-95 Corridor where another volunteer would pick him up and take him to another foster in another state. The current foster wouldn’t even drive him 30 minutes to meet his ride to another foster.