Posts by Jonathan Plesset

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20 Dogs Fly On A Jet For Chella Phillips

by Jonathan Plesset

The story of Chella Phillips, a one woman army in Nassau, Bahamas who took in 100 dogs off the street and into her home during Hurricane Dorian is an inspiration to all of us small rescue organizations. What one person can do when they open their hearts is a reminder of the inherent good in […]

Animals Rescued From Overcrowded Shelters

by Jonathan Plesset

24 Animals Rescued from over crowded shelters in Kentucky by PAART Pilots. We fly because there is urgency. When Love of Paws Rescue, Johnson County Animal Shelter-Kentucky, and Wags To Riches – Helping Animals In Need called to tell us their shelter was over capacity PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann jumped into the […]

Our 11,000th Animal Rescued

by Jonathan Plesset

26 animals take flight for our 11,000th animal rescued on a special mission in honor of Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. While our full attention has been on helping animals in the path of Hurricane Dorian, other animals are were in critical situations and needed our help. With shelters over capacity an urgent need became […]

36 Animals Evacuated From Hurricane Dorian’s Path

by Jonathan Plesset

36 animals, 20 dogs and 16 cats, were evacuated from All 4 Paws Rescue on the Pawleys Island in South Carolina by PAART Landpilots David Stash and Fran Ruppen. With Hurricane Dorian approaching, getting these animals to safety was our main objective. After a whirlwind two day journey the team arrived back at 3:30 am […]

11 Cats and 2 Dogs Rescued from Overcrowding in North Carolina

by Jonathan Plesset

PAART Air Pilots Rescue 11 Cats and 2 Dogs from an Overcrowded Animal Shelter in North Carolina, Bringing Them From Danger To Safety, In Tribute To The Memory Of A Loved One A PAART Pilot Rebecca Mihalcik recently lost her cat and this mission was done in honor of her beloved feline companion, Elwood. Thank […]

Animals Evacuated from the path of Hurricane Dorian

by Jonathan Plesset

There are very few words to describe people who would spend 48 hours driving over 1500 miles to clear 16 dogs, 12 cats, and 2 rabbits from the line of a devastating Hurricane. While the term gets thrown around a lot, and its meaning can sometimes be diminished, in the animal rescue world we would […]

Hurricane Dorian Rescue Part One

by Jonathan Plesset

At around 1:30 am the first team arrived back in Pittsburgh with 11 dogs that were evacuated out of the path of Hurricane Dorian. Landpilots Brittany Lewkowicz and Emily Lewkowicz spent the entire day driving the PAART Landplane back from the Charleston Animal Society. With Hurricane Dorian intensifying in strength the team headed back with […]

2019 Dog Days of Summer – Pictures

by Jonathan Plesset

Thank you to everyone that came out to our 2019 Dog Days of Summer! We had a great time and were so appreciative to see so many people come together to support such a great cause! Every year our team organizes as many rescue missions as our resources allow and a lot of that is […]