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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8 dog Air Rescue Mission

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A mom and her 7 puppies took a first class flight to a second chance thanks to PAART Pilot Pete Lehmann. On a crisp summer morning Pete took off from Allegheny County for Charleston, WV to meet our rescue partners at B.A.R.C Boone Animal Rescue Coalition. Pete took off with the cutest sight, all 7 […]

31 Dog Rescue Mission

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Some people talk about helping animals. PAART Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Sarah Miliron jump into a smelly Landplane for 2 days and drive to South Carolina if it means giving a second chance to 31 animals. That is both special and heroic. Teresa and Sarah made the trip down to meet another driver who started […]

6 Dogs Take To The Sky

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6 dogs took to the skies to go from Danger to Safety thanks to PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann. Weather can change at a moments notice in the sky and the guys had to brave the storms to make this happen. Thank you to our rescue partners The Paws Squad and Beaver County […]

6000th animal rescued.

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45 dogs will wake up tomorrow with a second chance thanks to PAART Landpilots Peg Cannon and Karen Madden. The first dog in these pictures represents the 6000th animal our team has rescued. It has been a long road filled with adorable moments, inspiring people, and a fire that has burned deep inside our volunteers […]

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. […]

6 dog 22 hour mission

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Our 7th trip in the last 11 days turned into an adventure when a standard 14 hour mission became a 22 hour mission. Traffic, fights with the airlines, and all the general headaches of working with an International rescue all came to a head for Landpilots Lori Skovranko and Tony LaRocco. The team set out […]

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 […]

27 dog rescue

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One dog has been waiting for us to come for weeks, some of these dogs were abused, a few were the victims of an acid attack. These are just a few of the stories from a 27 dog animal rescue conducted by Landpliots Karen Madden and ​Rebecca Nofsinger. Pilgrim was a dog from South Korea […]

4 More Dogs From S. Korea

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4 more dogs from a South Korean meat farm arrived at JFK International Airport early yesterday morning. Landpilots Ken Adler and Tony Larocco made the trip from Pittsburgh to be the first smiling faces these animals have seen in the United States. These 4 are a part of a mission we are doing with Humane […]

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 […]