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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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 […]

Special 40 dog rescue mission

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The question you have to ask yourself is would you drive 2500 miles to save 40 dogs without even knowing where you would be taking them? Would you take the risk? What if these animals were living outside during the day and then at night, sleeping in a crate in the hallway of a shelter? […]

Special Mission in Memory of John Richard Nicholson

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15 dogs made a journey across the county to a new life and a second chance on a special mission in loving memory of John Richard Nicholson. John’s cousin, Lynne Lippincott, contacted us with a simple request, please go change the lives of these animals, and the lives of those who will adopt them, in […]

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 […]

12 Dog Memorial Day Rescue

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PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Jonathan Plesset flew 12 dogs from danger to safety yesterday. Take a look at the mission video and see how amazingly cute these animals are! The team met up with pilot Jack Merritt who brought the dogs on the rest of the way to Greenmore Farm Rescue.

6 Dog Air Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

6 dogs hopped on a plane for a new beginning yesterday thanks to PAART Pilots Pete Lehmann and Bradley Mountain. Two days after a long mission Pete and Brad jumped at the chance to go again to help these 6 on their journey from Danger to Safety. The duo flew from Pittsburgh to Huntington, WV […]

23 Dogs to Canada

by Jonathan Plesset

23 dogs took a second chance ride with PAART Landpilots Peg Cannon and Kathy Yarnick. Very early Friday morning the ladies met up with a team from Mayberry 4 Paws in Bridgeville, PA. 23 Canada bound dogs hopped on the Landplane for their journey north to a new beginning. Late yesterday the team arrived at […]

Inspiring 6 dog air mission

by Jonathan Plesset

Everyday we learn about new ways in which animals impact our lives. Early today 6 animals boarded our PAART Plane for a flight with PAART Pilots Pete Lehmann and Bradley Mountain. The story behind this rescue is one that reminds us why each animal matters, why each mission has a deeper meaning for both the […]