Pilots N Paws is trying to plan a 5,000 Animal Rescue Week to highlight security clearance requirements that may threaten air transport of animals.
The time chosen is roughly Sept. 12 to Sept. 20. THEY NEED RESCUES TO CONTACT THEM!!!!!! From all across the country!!! ASAP!!!
This is a dream for rescues! Let's help PILOTS n PAWS and get our animals to their new homes.
They ask that we choose trips of approximately 200 - 400 miles as that's about a one day trip for most pilots.
If you are a rescue and willing to participate, Please go to their blog and comment.
TO DATE, THEY HAVE HAD FEW RESPONSES FROM RESCUE GROUPS.
Air transport by volunteer pilots is so important. I think rescues would love this!!! The word is simply not getting to them. please pass this information on to rescue groups. CROSS POST like mad. We can't lose these pilots. They also need people to join as volunteer fosters.
They have a great interactive map showing volunteers and where pilots are located. Please help with this. Can you imagine 5,000 animals in the air in one week going to rescue or forever homes?!!!
Obviously, people can't hold dogs, but if enough can be located within a given distance of these airports, then whoever has an animal that needs to get somewhere that week, can participate.