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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32 animal rescue mission.

by Jonathan Plesset

18 cats and 14 dogs made a second chance journey from danger to safety thanks to two amazing PAART Landpilots, Jessa Gabler and Lisa Thomas. With three Landplanes we can now run missions back to back to back with minimal downtime in between. On Sunday we completed 3 missions over 3 days. Jessa and Lisa […]

27 Dog Mission to Kentucky

by Jonathan Plesset

27 animals went from danger to safety thanks to PAART Landpilots Jim Moran and Dennis Bayne. Believe it or not people always ask us why we are helping animals when people need help as well. Its really a simple explanation, helping animals helps people. Think about the person for whom their animal is their whole […]

7 Guinea Pigs and 4 Rats Saved

by Jonathan Plesset

11 animals, 7 Guinea Pigs and 4 Rats, took a first class ride from danger to safety with Landpliots Rachel Logan and Kelly Genovese. The two Landpilots took the disaster relief pickup truck and headed to meet the Central Missouri Humane Society where these 11 needed our help and the new chance to find their […]

52 Dog Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

52 animals are one step away from their furever homes thanks to Landpilots Don Siegel and Cara Giannandrea. The rescue duo took our new Landplane on it maiden mission Monday, leaving Pittsburgh for Precious Friends Puppy Rescue and Adoption in Clarksville, TN. After spending the night Don and Cara arrived at the shelter and loaded […]

25 Dog Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

25 dogs packed their bags and climbed aboard the PAART van headed to a chance at a brand new life! Landpilots Captain Dennis Bayne and first-timer student pilot Veronica Azzarella started out way before dawn to meet up with their eager little passengers. The first leg of the trip was from PAART home base to […]

33 Dog Mothers Day Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

33 dogs made a special journey from danger to safety in honor of mothers everywhere. This mission is dedicated to all of the mom’s who make up our volunteer team of rescuers. You sacrifice so much to help give animals you have never met a chance to make a long term impact on the people […]

53 Animal Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

53 gorgeous animals are on board the PAART Disaster Relief and Rescue Trailer today on a journey from danger to safety. Landpilots Jim Moran and David Stash left on Monday morning for a mission to bring hope to 16 dogs and 37 cats! They loaded up at the Allegheny County Airport and set off for […]

The New Landplane Takes Flight!

by Jonathan Plesset

We had a great time last night at a fundraiser hosted by Allegheny City Brewing. Thank you to everyone who came out and donated. Your donations allow us to offer free transport for any at risk animal in an funded shelter. These missions are life and death and we thank all of you for your […]

26 Dog Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

26 dogs with little chance at a future are safe and sound today after a special rescue by PAART Landpilots Don Siegel, Benjamin Ringelholtz, and Diana Simikian Betz. The team departed Allegheny County Airport in the Disaster Relief and Rescue Trailer at 6am yesterday morning. They headed to Catlettsburg, KY to meet Michele Elam Caldwell […]

The Tennessee Ten

by Jonathan Plesset

10 beautiful senior dogs found themselves homeless with nowhere to go after their owner passed away. Sadly they ended up in a county pound and were deemed unadoptable and slated for euthanasia. These poor souls—dubbed the “Tennessee Ten” captured the hearts of many and a movement began to save their lives led by our wonderful […]