Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pilots N Paws Looking For Rescues

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.


26 comments:

Dog_geek said...

I will definitely crosspost to my local groups. Pilots'n'Paws flew B and her littermates most of the way to me - they were a godsend and made the rescue of those three puppies, who are not all in their forever homes, feasible. We are definitely grateful to them!

Rae said...

You are amazing. I am so glad there are people like you. I wish I had the capability to provide for the care of rescue animals. I do what little I can by donating to our shelters. The world needs more of you!!!

BTW I hope you are feeling better. Have you gotten off your medicine yet?

T said...

DG, thanks, I knew you would help get the word out. Pilots n Paws is a wonderful group and have been a godsend to many.

Rae,
Thanks for the kind words. :)
I am still on one antibiotic, with terrible side effects. I do have another Doctors appt. this Friday, and more next week, so just taking one day at a time, thank you for asking.

troutbirder said...

Our group here in Rochester is called Paws and Claws. They do wonderful work in our community as well.

DayPhoto said...

I sent your blog and the Pilot blog to our local groups over here. Thanks for letting me know!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

manker said...

you are so awesome.. i know we got our Manker (aka the B&B dog) from a rescue and can you say amen???

I'll put it out there
THANX
blessings
gp and Manker dog too!

Anya said...

GREAT words,
its the TRUE :)

BeadedTail said...

I hadn't hear of Pilots N Paws before but think this is a wonderful way to help rescues find their furever homes! Thanks for sharing this information!

Andrea said...

Great post...I love knowing there are people like you out there doing everything they can for animal welfare. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Phyllis said...

Thanks so much for this; I had no idea. I'll let my fellow rescue friends know about this service.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Those goats were so cute and I was sooooo tempted by them to get one but I have enough critters to take care of already.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

What a great idea! You always do the best promotion. I'll email info to a few rescues in the area.

That's worth a belly scratch right?
norwood

Jan said...

You are amazing. Hope you feel better soon. This has gone on way too long. And thank you for the wonderful comment yesterday. How nice to wake up and see compliments. Thank you and keep doing your good work with the animals.

Akannie said...

Will send this important info everywhere I can think!
T--you are such a partner with God when it comes to all these thing concerning animal rescue! I'm especially blessed to have you in my life!!

(We have a new stray that has shown up...I'll post a pic of him on todays blog. I made posters of him...hopefully someone has lost an old family friend.)

Annie's Ark does not need another doggie....lol

Happy Friday!! Hope you're feeling a bit better....

♥Mimi♥ said...

Oh, how I wish I knew someone who could take advantage of this...sigh.

BTW, make that blueberry cake of mine. You'll be so smiling and happy☺

jay said...

Ooh, I'm a member of a huge greyhound forum that regularly does GURs to get hounds into homes. I'll crosspost for ya!

Tracey said...

Bless you for spreading the news...and I have been meaning to thank you for the tip about the feliway. It is working!
:) Tracey

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi T..
Don't forget Sunday is Nat'l Ice Cream Day! You or your human should post a photo of whoever eating ice cream! Hope u r doing well?
norwood

Pyzahn said...

Stray Rescue is the best and neediest organization in the flatlands. Have you heard from them?

www.strayrescue.org

tula said...

hi T,
I barked, well tweeted about Pilots N Paws on Twitter- many trainers & rescue org use it as a marketing tool.. hopefully, it'll help.

take care- & big kisses,
tula

Lisa said...

You are AWESOME!!!! This is awesome...

Betty said...

What fantastic people we have who are so willing to help out with rescues! That, of course, includes YOU!

Jan Mader said...

I will crosspost too. You truly are amazing. The world needs more people like you. Thank you.

Jan Mader said...

I will crosspost too. You truly are amazing. The world needs more people like you. Thank you so much for all that you do. It does matter.

DayPhoto said...

I haven't heard from you in a long time, are you doing okay?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Hey T!!! I have been away for a month and am doing some catching up.

I sure hope feeling you are feeling better!!! It's bad enough feeling crummy, but feeling crummy in the summer is the worst!!!

Better days are coming...

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Yooohooo!
I hope everyone is okay! I know it's summer but thought I 'd wag over to say hi.
norwood