Posts by Jonathan Plesset

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3 Kids Raise $1000 To Rescue Animals

by Jonathan Plesset

3 kids raised $1000 selling snow cones to help fund their own rescue mission for PAART. Carter(9), Colton(6), and Aidan(4) are three amazing kids who love animals as much as we do. Through sheer determination, and a healthy dose of cuteness, they raised $1000 over the course of a few weekends to fund their very […]

Pittsburgh Today Live comes for a flight with PAART

by Jonathan Plesset

Our friends over at Pittsburgh Today Live have had us on every year for the last six years to help promote our fundraiser. Such amazing people over there who do so much to shine a light on the amazing Pittsburgh community! We thought it was time that we invited them out to the Allegheny County […]

How did we use your donations since the last fundraiser?

by Jonathan Plesset

We are all bombarded with people asking to help or support their cause or charity. Who or what you support is a personal choice. Something needs to speak to you. At PAART we love animals and the impact they have on our lives. Giving an animal a second chance is near and dear to our […]

12 Dogs Fly With Husband and Wife PAART Team

by Jonathan Plesset

12 animals flew from danger to safety with Husband and Wife PAART Pilots Megan Plesset and Jonathan Plesset It was a heartbreaking story. A momma dog had 10 puppies and their owner wanted to give them up right away. After being convinced that was a bad idea they reluctantly agreed to keep the puppies until they matured. When […]

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 […]