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PAART Rescue Activity

Landplane Rescue Mission – Dublin, VA – 4.23

John and Chirstine Tortorella Family Foundation Saves 10 Dogs This post and rescue mission is in dedication to the John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation. This rescue mission would not have been possible without their outstanding generosity and love of animals. We here at the PAART team and on behalf of our community thank you. […]

Get to Know Us – Pete Lehmann

Get To Know Us: Part 1 On a regular basis, the PAART Landplane and Airplane Pilots go to extraordinary lengths to extend a helping hand to dogs, cats, and other animals in need. Satisfaction to them is in the rescue. Knowing that they’ve helped an animal – taken them from a possibly dangerous environment to […]

40 Dogs and 9 Cats Landplane Rescue Mission

The PAART Landplane departed from Pittsburgh and went on a 3-day journey to rescue 40 dogs and 9 cats from underfunded, rural shelters in Virginia to take to safety in New York. The mission was sponsored by hometown Major League Baseball star Sean Casey whose love of animals runs just as deep as his love […]

15 Dog Flight – From Danger To Safety

Over the weekend, 15 dogs were given a second chance at life when the PAART Airvan picked them up for a journey from Danger to Safety. Our team, including PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann, took the nearly 500 mile round trip rescue mission to pick up these dogs from Wolfe County Animal Shelter, […]

Air Mission 4/12/19 – In Memory of Gerald Luptak

Sometimes, It Takes A Village To Rescue A Dog That old adage certainly holds true when people are moved to such a good cause as saving a dog. On Friday, April 12th, our team at PAART, the participation of Pennsylvania SPCA Officers Nicole Wilson and  Jason Martinez, and Adopt a Sato, and most importantly the charitable […]

PAART Rescue Mission Case File - Kentucky Rescue

Kentucky Rescue Mission 4.7.19

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team is off again! The ground team had suited up and transported dogs from Kentucky to Pennsylvania and New York. Due to food shortage at the Morgan County shelter, the team also loaded up with donations from Cross Your Paws to restock the shelter with food supplies! Let’s take a look […]

What Does PAART Do?

Rescue Requests and Donations


Number of Animals Rescued

Dogs: 9,285 Cats: 790
Sea Turtles: 65
Guinea Pigs: 49
Chickens: 41
Rats: 10
Monarch Butterfly: 1

Learn About The Help We Received From Rachael Ray

Flying Around Pittsburgh