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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7 Older Dogs Waiting in Shelters Get Chance at Brighter Future

by Katie Love

Older dogs don’t always have the best luck in shelters. Most of these dogs have been waiting for years to find a home. Now, thanks to PAART 7 dogs are getting a chance for a brighter future. PAART Pilots Pete Lehmann and Rebecca Mihalcik traveled to Gettysburg to bring 7 dogs who have spent a […]

17 Dogs Rescued from Over Crowded Shelters in Kentucky by PAART Pilots

by Katie Love
PAART rescue dog

PAART Pilots Pete Lehmann and Rebecca Mihalcik helped fly 17 displaced dogs from danger to safety. Three incredible organizations Morgan County Animal Shelter, Wolfe County Animal Shelter, and Wags to Riches helped get these animals ready for brighter futures. PAART Pilots Pete Lehmann and Rebecca Mihalcik flew down in the PAART Airplane to bring these dogs to […]

20 Dogs Fly On A Jet For Chella Phillips

by Jonathan Plesset

The story of Chella Phillips, a one woman army in Nassau, Bahamas who took in 100 dogs off the street and into her home during Hurricane Dorian is an inspiration to all of us small rescue organizations. What one person can do when they open their hearts is a reminder of the inherent good in […]

Animals Rescued From Overcrowded Shelters

by Jonathan Plesset

24 Animals Rescued from over crowded shelters in Kentucky by PAART Pilots. We fly because there is urgency. When Love of Paws Rescue, Johnson County Animal Shelter-Kentucky, and Wags To Riches – Helping Animals In Need called to tell us their shelter was over capacity PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann jumped into the […]

Our 11,000th Animal Rescued

by Jonathan Plesset

26 animals take flight for our 11,000th animal rescued on a special mission in honor of Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. While our full attention has been on helping animals in the path of Hurricane Dorian, other animals are were in critical situations and needed our help. With shelters over capacity an urgent need became […]

36 Animals Evacuated From Hurricane Dorian’s Path

by Jonathan Plesset

36 animals, 20 dogs and 16 cats, were evacuated from All 4 Paws Rescue on the Pawleys Island in South Carolina by PAART Landpilots David Stash and Fran Ruppen. With Hurricane Dorian approaching, getting these animals to safety was our main objective. After a whirlwind two day journey the team arrived back at 3:30 am […]

11 Cats and 2 Dogs Rescued from Overcrowding in North Carolina

by Jonathan Plesset

PAART Air Pilots Rescue 11 Cats and 2 Dogs from an Overcrowded Animal Shelter in North Carolina, Bringing Them From Danger To Safety, In Tribute To The Memory Of A Loved One A PAART Pilot Rebecca Mihalcik recently lost her cat and this mission was done in honor of her beloved feline companion, Elwood. Thank […]

Animals Evacuated from the path of Hurricane Dorian

by Jonathan Plesset

There are very few words to describe people who would spend 48 hours driving over 1500 miles to clear 16 dogs, 12 cats, and 2 rabbits from the line of a devastating Hurricane. While the term gets thrown around a lot, and its meaning can sometimes be diminished, in the animal rescue world we would […]