Our Rescue Blog

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.

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A Mission For A WWII Veteran

by Jonathan Plesset

Hurricane Florence made for a long day yesterday for PAART Landpilots Kelly Genovese and Andrew Morsillo but what an amazing rescue effort on the part of so many! We got the call early yesterday morning that evacuees were coming in faster than had expected at a shelter on the NC/VA border. 11 dogs needed to […]

Introducing the New PAART Airvan

by Jonathan Plesset

Ten years ago one dog on our very first rescue flight inspired us to strive for a simple mission, to save the lives of animals in danger while enriching the lives of people. We started in a tiny airplane with just enough room for a few dogs. Along the way we grew as pilots, expanded […]

62 For Aunt Elva’s 100th Birthday

by Jonathan Plesset

62 dogs are on their way from danger to safety in one of the most unique ways to honor someone we have seen. Aunt Elva Bertha is turning 100 years old and her love of animals has stretched throughout her incredible life. What better way to celebrate her milestone than to do a mission in […]

Hurricane Florence 11 Dog Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

Hurricane Florence made for a long day yesterday for PAART Landpilots Kelly Genovese and Andrew Morsillo but what an amazing rescue effort on the part of so many! We got the call early yesterday morning that evacuees were coming in faster than had expected at a shelter on the NC/VA border. 11 dogs needed to […]

Before the Storm. Hurricane Florence

by Jonathan Plesset

The response to Hurricane Florence has started and 34 dogs will be getting a second chance which in turn will open up 34 beds for animals clearing out tomorrow from South Carolina. Landpilots Dennis Bayne and David Turner returned late last night from Martinsville, VA where they helped make room so displaced animals affected by […]

PAART Helps 28 Dogs in Kentucky

by Jonathan Plesset

28 dogs from 4 different shelters in Kentucky made the journey to 5 different rescues in PA and NY thanks to Landpilots Andrew Morsillo and Carolyn Jochymek. We got the desperate call a few days ago and at the last minute a special team left late on Friday. After spending the night in Morehead, Kentucky […]

60 dogs from Tennessee

by Jonathan Plesset

Carter and Colton Lichtman are two young men who raised $555 to give a second chance to 60 animals. These two animal rescue superstars sold drinks and treats during the Pittsburgh Garden Tour and were able to raise enough money to sponsor their very own rescue mission. Incredible job Carter and Colton. We are so […]

Dog Days of Summer 2018

by Jonathan Plesset

We are still recovering from our 5th Annual Dog Days of Summer 2018 presented by VCA Animal Hospitals. Close to 600 people helped us raise a record $185,000 on Saturday night. A special thank you to the army of volunteers who spent countless hours planning, setting up, working, and cleaning up after the event. You […]

36 Dogs On A 1400 Mile Trip

by Jonathan Plesset

36 dogs went from danger to safety on a 1400 mile trip with PAART Landpilots David Stash and Monica Serowik. This mission is a special one because we did it in honor of a company that always goes above and beyond behind the scenes to help our team. Corporate Air, LLC. is where our office […]

12 Special Dogs From North Carolina

by Jonathan Plesset

2 dogs found themselves in need of a place to go as the Humane Society Of Catawba Cnty is about to undergo some much needed repairs to their shelter. Despite all efforts to keep animals calm in a shelter environment it can be stressful. Add to that the noise that construction can make and the […]