Posts by Jonathan Plesset

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13 Dogs Rescued By Air

by Jonathan Plesset

Some of the most vulnerable in the shelters are the pregnant animals or those who have just given birth. These situations can stretch resources thin and the need to get these animals out is dire. PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann got the call and jumped into the PAART plane on a cold and […]

30+ Dogs and Cats rescued from St. Croix

by Jonathan Plesset

Dogs and cats who were once victims of Hurricane Maria have a new lease on life while residents that had to flee the island months ago are finally reunited with their pets. It was an uplifting experience for our team to partner with the ASPCA in helping bring 100 of these incredible animals from Danger […]

13 Year Old Greyhound Saved

by Jonathan Plesset

A 13 year old Italian Greyhound named Gigi was in need of immediate life saving transport today and our air team stepped up to give hope to this beautiful animal. We got a call from Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center where Gigi was seeking treatment. Her time was running out and she needed a […]

by Jonathan Plesset

The need to help animals never stops. Everyday thousands of animals are needlessly euthanized. PAART Landpilots Kate Blakley and Jim Moran were committed to changing that fact and have spent two days on the road to help 25 dogs take their danger to safety ride on our Landplane. Early yesterday they set out for the […]

Prison trained animals help Soldiers

by Jonathan Plesset

PAART is built on the importance of second chances. For animals, these rescue trips are an opportunity to be reborn. For people, its a reminder that by saving these animals we can make our lives better. 14 animals went on that second chance journey yesterday with our team. The impact of this mission and these […]

Hailey Fox Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

Hailey Fox loves animals. In honor of her 13th birthday and Bat Mitvah the Jr Fox Family has sponsored a special rescue mission in her honor. Hailey, this mission, and the animals that were saved, is in honor of you. German Shepards present an interesting challenge for our team. When being moved they experience a […]

7 Tosas and 7 Goldens

by Jonathan Plesset

For complicated missions we call in the Disaster Relief and Rescue Team or Team DIRT as we like to call them. Landpilots Teresa Gamble, Ralph Harlan Jr, and Mindy Wirick are on the home stretch of a mission that left Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The trio took the Disaster Relief and Rescue Trailer to Sarasota, […]

Rescuing The Rescuers

by Jonathan Plesset

Imagine being stuck on a hurricane ravaged island for 2 weeks surviving on rice and water while living in a house with no roof. Animal rescuers Chris and Adam have been helping animals on the small island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands which was completely devastated by Hurricane Maria. Stranded without any means […]

9 Dog Air Rescue Flight

by Jonathan Plesset

With the Landplane and Trailer already on the road headed to different states the only asset left in our dog saving arsenal was the PAART Airplane. 9 dogs needed an immediate airlift and we had the best possible tool for the job, our Piper Saratoga with Chief Pilot Pete Lehmann at the controls. Pete flew […]

42 Animals Saved

by Jonathan Plesset

42 animals, 10 Cats and 32 Dogs, woke up this morning with a second chance thanks to PAART Lanpilots Kim Lenz and Lisa Thomas. The duo left late Monday night for Martinsville Henry County SPCA. After spending the night in a hotel they woke up early to meet these incredible animals. Some of these dogs […]