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PAART Rescue Activity

Ice Storms Ahead

It was one of our most challenging air rescues. Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs headed out to help 18 dogs that needed rescued. What started as a routine flight quickly turned critical when a massive ice storm popped up and changed the day. With less than 80 miles to go the weather suddenly changed […]

Flood Victim Dog’s Saved

When a flood wiped out their shelter 3 dogs needed rescue. A joint mission between the Air and Land team helped these special dogs make the long journey from Danger to Safety. First up in the sky was the Air Team with Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann at the controls of N412AR. The guys […]

44 Animals Saved

44 animals from various under-funded shelters took a special trip from danger to safety with PAART Landpilots Carolyn and Dennis yesterday. 37 dogs and 7 cats now have a chance to find the love that all animals desire. The need to love and be a part of the “pack” is ingrained in these animals from […]

Our 10,000th Rescue

Saving one animal can be the spark that ignites a passion to do more. From one animal, to two, to ten, or even to a 1,000, taking that first step is all that is needed. A few years ago the desire to help one animal created the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team. Along the way […]

14 Animals on the Road

11 dogs and 3 cats are traveling on the highway in West Virginia heading for a new life and a second chance with PAART Landpilots Dennis Bayne and Kelly Genovese. They are probably listening to some good tunes with the sights and sounds of the road whistling through their crates. Today for these 14 is […]

37 Animals Find Hope

For 32 dogs and 5 cats a second chance would come thanks to a special mission sponsored by Dale Glasser in honor of Saba, her beloved pet. Saba’s memory will carry on in the form of 37 animals that have gone from Danger to Safety thanks to PAART Landpilots Brittany Lewkowicz and Marie Regula. For […]

24 Cat Rescue Flight

They started the day in an overcrowded shelter in Arkansas and ended the day with a second chance in Pittsburgh. 24 cats flew with PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Adrian Balister on a mission to give each one of them the chance to find a new life. The cats started off at the Humane Society […]

What Does PAART Do?

Rescue Requests and Donations


Number of Animals Rescued

Dogs: 9,122 Cats: 781
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