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PAART Rescue Activity

Thanksgiving Rescue

Thousands of hours volunteering their time. Countless land and air missions, over 2000 animals rescued so far this year. From the operations, to the pilots, landpilots, staff, and the board of directors, a simple thank you doesn’t do enough justice. Today we are thankful, grateful, and in awe of the men and women who volunteer […]

Happy Birthday Pete

What did PAART Pilot Pete Lehmann and Co-Pilot girlfriend and Annie Valdes do on Pete’s birthday? They helped save 21 cats in two part air and land rescue mission. Pete and Annie took the PAART Plane to Charleston, WV where thy met up with our old friends at B.A.R.C Boone Animal Rescue Coalition who had […]

46 Special Dogs

These missions leave an imprint on our hearts as we form bonds with both the animals and the passionate people who share our goal: to leave no dog left behind. Today 46 dogs have a chance at a new beginning because the love we share for animals bonds us together. PAART Landpilots Elizabeth Zappa and […]

Huge News!!!!

Since the first rescue flight in 2006 we have always dreamed of having a special waiver from the FAA so that PAART could pay for all of the costs associated with our rescue flights. For all of these years the pilots have had to pay for half of the variable costs associated with the flights, […]

10 Animals And One Special Mission

When we got the call that a shelter was in trouble and needed to clear their animals asap we jumped in with both feet. After helping 6 animals from the shelter the day before, in between another rescue mission, we decided to send a second team. 10 animals who needed to be helped, or they […]

Double Mission

We are in the midst of responding to an emergency overcrowding situation at a shelter in Virginia. We have a team arriving today along with this team that arrived yesterday. 6 dogs were loaded up along the way as the team headed to another rescue mission within this same trip. 41 animals are now safely […]

9000 Animals Rescued

It’s fitting that for the 9000th animal our team has rescued it was a mission that saw the Airteam and Landteam join forces to help 30 guinea pigs and 6 rats find salvation from inhumane conditions. PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Rebecca Mihalcik first flew to Philadelphia to where 36 animals were waiting with the […]

Learn About The Help We Received From Rachael Ray

Rescue Requests and Donations


Number of Animals Rescued

Dogs: 8369 Cats: 643
Sea Turtles: 65
Guinea Pigs: 46
Chickens: 41
Rats: 10
Monarch Butterfly: 1

Learn About The PAART Story

Land Rescue Mission

5000th Animal Rescued Mission

Flying Around Pittsburgh