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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Special 11 dog air rescue mission

by Jonathan Plesset

11 dogs made the flight from danger to safety with PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Jonathan Plesset. On a sunny Sunday morning a flight to Moorhead, Kentucky was on the radar where hope was delivered to a mom who just gave birth to 7 puppies and 3 adult dogs who needed a chance outside the […]

Beautiful follow-up story

by Jonathan Plesset

For 6 years we have been trying to help animals who need a second chance. Along the way we have laughed, we have been angry, tired, and have shed more than a few tears. The reward is obviously watching these animals move on from danger to safety,. But as time has gone on, and we […]

7 Dog Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

7 dogs faced the worst possible news and our team scrambled to reach out and help. We received a tearful call from an old friend who had word that there was “inventory being taken” on the dogs at her rural shelter and could we please help out! We called on our partners at Adams County […]

23 Dog Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

23 dogs went from Danger to Safety over busy weekend with our volunteer team! First up – Ralph Harlan Jr and Dan Wald took off Friday for Kentucky so they could head to the shelter bright and early on Saturday morning to pick up these pups! Our friends in Kentucky, Michele Elam Caldwell and Tonya […]

25 Cat Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

25 cats are waking up to a second chance today thanks to Landpilots David Stash and Dennis Bayne. Cats need special care and attention on transports and Dave and Dennis’s calm demeanor and love of animals was the perfect match for this mission. Each carrier inside the Landplane was sprayed with Feliway to calm the […]

Kenny Chesney Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

12 dogs from the Humane Society of St Thomas made a special trip with Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City foundation yesterday on a private plane with dozens of other animals who were in need of desperate help while the island continues to recover from this Falls devastating hurricanes. While the story is no longer […]

11 Dog Air Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

11 dogs flew in first class on their way from danger to safety as we welcomed back the PAART Airplane! After a long winter of upgrades and fixes to the plane she is back online. Early this morning PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Lisa Acquaviva Pollock departed Allegheny County Airport(KAGC) for Morehead, Kentucky(KSYM) where 11 […]

3 Abused Animals

by Jonathan Plesset

The will to survive is powerful. 3 German Shepards from a hoarding case touched our hearts today as we were reminded that the cruelest species of all is ourselves. How anyone could abuse these 3 souls, and many others from this tragic case is beyond comprehension. After spending years confined in a basement cage, beaten […]

Western PA School for the Deaf Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

24 dogs have a second chance and a new start thanks to the students at the The Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf. These amazing kids raised money to sponsor their own rescue mission. Their hard work and dedication to help make a difference resulted in this special mission to give hope to 24 dogs […]

The 7000th animal rescued

by Jonathan Plesset

81 dogs made a second chance journey with our incredible volunteer team. One of those dogs was the 7000th we have rescued. Its an amazing feeling to see that number and we want to thank everyone who has helped get us there. The sacrifice, the teamwork, the passion, without that there is no PAART. For […]