Posts by Jonathan Plesset

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31 Dog Rescue Flight

by Jonathan Plesset

31 dogs flew to their new lives today on a windy day that tested the abilities of pilots Jonathan Plesset and Rebecca Mihalcik. Undeterred, they flew with a sense of purpose for the opportunity to bring hope to 31 animals. Some amazing dogs on this flight! Special thanks to the work of the our friends […]

27 Dog Rescue Trip

by Jonathan Plesset

27 dogs looked out of their shelter and saw hope in the form of a giant rescue truck with a distinctive airplane on its side. Inside was PAART Land Pilots David Stash and Marie Regula who spent two days in the field to help 27 animals on their journey from danger to safety. 1200 mile […]

30 Dogs and a delicious Pizza!

by Jonathan Plesset

30 dogs had run out of time in shelters but the dawn of a new day meant a second chance on the wings of our rescue plane. Watch along as pilots Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs make a 600 mile flight to give each dog hope while helping to enrich the lives of people. This […]

20 Dog Rescue Journey

by Jonathan Plesset

It was a simple proposition. 20 dogs that had run out of time in their shelters could find a new beginning if we could make the long road journey to give them a chance. PAART Landpilots Brittany Lewkowicz and Emily Lewkowicz were ready and willing when the call went out to help these 20. First […]

Ice Storms Ahead

by Jonathan Plesset

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

by Jonathan Plesset

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

by Jonathan Plesset

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

by Jonathan Plesset

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

by Jonathan Plesset

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

by Jonathan Plesset

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 […]