Posts by Jonathan Plesset

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23 animals saved from a fight ring

by Jonathan Plesset

We are just leaving the scene in Smithfield, Fayette County where we have been onsite with law enforcement collecting and transporting 23 animals who were the victims of a fight ring. We are exhausted but exhilarated by the incredible acts of kindness of the individuals who put themselves at risk to help animals in crisis. […]

3 special dogs from South Korea

by Jonathan Plesset

Landpilots Kathleen Yarnick and Nancy Pitcavage made our 6th trip to JFK Airport in the last 10 days for 3 amazing dogs. Teddy, Poppy, and Joey are all Jindu mixes that arrived from an illegal South Korea Meat Farm that was shut down by our friends at Humane Society International. HSI partnered with our team […]

A mission for John Richard “Nicko” Nicolson

by Jonathan Plesset

18 dogs and 9 cats took a second chance ride on a special mission we are dedicating to John Richard “Nicko” Nicolson. A few months ago we had someone sponsor a mission in his honor. Since then we have continued to receive donations from his friends and family. John was loved by a lot of […]

A special air mission

by Jonathan Plesset

Those who put their life on the line to help others always have a special place in our hearts. The story of The Upper St Clair Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Lilly Caudill was one of those stories that had special meaning for PAART. Lilly lost her dog and fell in love with an animals one […]

4 dogs from South Korea

by Jonathan Plesset

The first mission in our multi-part rescue arrived back in Pittsburgh around 4pm after 15 hours on the road to help 4 dogs who came all the way from South Korea to avoid being the victims of human consumption. PAART Landpilots John Busin and Lynda Manko left at 12:30 this morning for Newark Airport where […]

4 Dogs trained by inmates fly to help veterans

by Jonathan Plesset

The story of how animals impact our lives is ever evolving. 4 dogs who have gone through a prisoner rehabilitation program in Kentucky found their way on our airplanes today for a special flight to New York where they will be given to veterans as service dogs. PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Jonathan Plesset took […]

Mission dedicated to Dads

by Jonathan Plesset

8 dogs and 4 cats woke up today at the beginning of a new life after taking a second chance rescue flight with PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Kurt Lesker. The guys departed in the PAART plane early yesterday for a 700 mile trip to bring these animals from danger to safety. Kurt and Jonathan […]

4 dog air rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

4 dogs made the long journey from danger to safety yesterday thanks to PAART Pilot Dustin Peterson and daughter Olivia. Departing from Morgantown, WV, Dustin and Olivia flew to Kentucky to meet Helping Hands For Animals where 4 dogs needed to take an immediate flight. Once loaded the team flew to just outside Philadelphia to […]

A Special PAART Adoption

by Jonathan Plesset

“Don’t you just wanna keep them?” This is the question we get asked all the time. Every now and then though it happens 🙂 11 dogs who had run out of time in a shelter made a special life saving journey thanks to PAART Landpilots Melissa Morris and Kara McCaffrey. Departing from our home base […]

5 Dog Air Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

5 dogs made took chance flight yesterday thanks to PAART Pilot Pete Lehmann who braved 7 hours in the air and three stops to make this trip happen. Pete first flew to Charleston WV to meet The Paws Squad and load these 5 in the PAART airplane. From there he flew to Harrisburg to drop […]