Our Rescue Log

The PAART team is passionate about saving animals. Whether it be by land or by air the team is on constant standby, ready to mobilize at a moments notice. Over the last few years our missions have varied in both size and scope. Every mission has unique circumstances and challenges. From large land rescues, to spur of the moment air missions, to humanitarian missions, the team is ready and willing to go to any lengths to leave No Dog Left Behind.

This rescue log features stories and pictures from some of our missions. Please take a look and feel free to share the posts. Bringing awareness to the plight of these animals is a part of our mission. With enough awareness on the issues facing shelters, rescues, and animals in general, we hope to put an end to needless suffering.

Animal welfare is our passion.  If you see or hear about animal abuse or neglect, call the Western PA Humane Society at 412-321-4625 ext 216

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19 dogs and 16 cats get a second chance

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When you hear that two of the dogs that needed us where found in a garbage bag your heart sinks into your stomach. All you can do is shed a tear and get to work organizing a rescue mission. PAART Executive Director Mary Kennedy Withrow was so moved that she insisted on securing a seat […]

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 […]

20 dogs get a second chance

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It really does take a village. 20 dogs woke up this morning safe and sound with a second chance thanks to PAART Landpilots Mindy Wirick and Jim Moran. Our friends at Healing Hearts Italian Greyhound Rescue got wind of animals in a rural shelter that were scheduled to be euthanized. These animals needed immediate transport […]

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 […]

5 Dogs Airlifted to Safety

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5 dogs needed to leave a shelter asap and their best hope was to take a second chance flight with the PAART Team. Pilot Pete Lehmann departed Allegheny County early yesterday for a flight to the Morgan County Humane Society in Kentucky. These 5 dogs have not had the best luck in life and Pete […]

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 […]

14 Dogs Saved in Kentucky!

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PAART Landpilots Kate Blakley and Christina McCool Colantoni made a last minute trip to Kentucky to help save 14 animals that were about to be euthanized. The trip came together quickly when we got word of the situation. Like all of our rescue missions this one had its obstacles when one of the Landpilots had […]

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, […]

Mission Donated By Kids

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We find comfort in knowing that a future generation of animal lovers is in good hands and ready one day to take over for us all. 18 animals made a life saving second chance journey from danger to safety thanks to a group of kids at Ben Franklin Elementary School in Indiana, PA. Students in […]