100 Missions In One Year. It’s a milestone that we want to dedicate to every Pilot, Land Pilot, Volunteer, Staff, Administrator, and Board Member of PAART. Most importantly it’s to YOU, our supporters, who cheered us on, donated to our cause, shared our posts, and shared in the joy with us of seeing animals go from Danger to Safety. It never gets old and the feeling of hope we have felt on each 100 of these missions keep us yearning for more.
PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann flew the PAART Plane yesterday on our 100th rescue of 2019. 21 dogs who had run out of time met us along with some of our favorite partners, Wags To Riches – Helping Animals In Need, Morgan County, West Virginia, and Love of Paws Rescue. After loading the animals up for the 100th time this year we were left with a sense of love for everyone who participates in these rescues. It’s an emotional experience that we share with people like Pat, Russ, Victoria, Michele, and Bruce that forever bonds us all.
We flew back to Pittsburgh with a huge group of people waiting for us in the hanger from Cross Your Paws Rescue and newcomer East Coast Bulldog Rescue, who are taking all 21 of these animals into their care. If you want to adopt one of these special dogs please contact them for details and when you do please drop us a note and let us know how their story ended.
Thank you to Mary Kennedy Withrow and Brittany Lewkowicz for your tireless work making sure these missions go off without a hitch. Thank you to our Pilots, our Land Pilots, and our volunteers for donating your time to each and every one of these missions. We sincerely can’t thank each of you enough.