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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Thank you to our amazing Volunteers

by paart

We drove a combined 6500 miles this weekend, flew close to 1000 miles, and cleaned well over 125 crates, twice. It took a team of 24 people to pull off Operation Breathing Room. PAART would like to thank our amazing team of volunteers who went above and beyond to make this happen. We end with […]

197 Dogs Saved From Puerto Rico

by paart

Teamwork. When teams of compassionate people come together the impossible become possible. 197 dogs in Puerto Rico learned first hand the power of teamwork. Faced with the daunting reality the these shelters needed to shut down and retool their options were limited. If these dogs and cats don’t leave the shelter there wasn’t room for […]

44 Dog International Rescue Part Two

by paart

The team has made its first stop in Harrisburg to meet ROFF Rescue. 5 dogs have been unloaded and are in the loving hands of a very compassionate shelter. One of these animals, Camo, who is completely matted, was delivered on this first stop. Camo is an unfortunate example of the condition most of these […]

44 Dog International Rescue Part One

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44 dogs who have made an incredible 7000 mile journey from a meat farm in Wenju, S. Korea are safe in the new PAART Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer. Landpilots Lynda Manko, David Makno, and Brandon Lyda were at JFK Airport in the middle of the night loading and preparing these animals for the last […]

7 dog air rescue

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7 dogs took to the sky today to fly from danger to safety with PAART Pilots Patrick Wysor and Kristi M. McClellan. Early this morning after a small weather delay the duo left Pittsburgh for Huntington, WV where 7 animals who had run out of time were waiting to be airlifted to a new home. […]

44 Dog Rescue…in a rental van :(

by paart

44 dogs are safely on their way to second chance after we were put to the ultimate No Dog Left Behind Test. Landpilots Kim Curtis and Peggy Cannon departed yesterday for Martinsville, VA like usual. About an hour into the trip the Landplane stopped displaying a readout on the instrument cluster. The Landplane needed immediate […]

29 Dog Rescue

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29 dogs from two different shelters all made a second chance journey yesterday thanks to the PAART Team and Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Brandon Lyda. All of these animals shared a common problem, they had run out of time in their shelter. Our team deploys in these types of situations to transport animals from overpopulated […]

13 Dog Road Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

13 dogs made a special trip from Kentucky to Pittsburgh aboard our Landplane with PAART Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Brandan Lyda. These were special passengers today with 5 of them coming from an 80 dog hoarding seizure and 3 of them being found with Heartworm and surviving. All 13 now have a second chance at […]

5000th Animal

by Jonathan Plesset

On a cool and sunny morning we reached a milestone for our organization. Today marks the 5000th animal rescued. To mark the special occasion we flew one lucky dog on a second chance journey from Danger to Safety. Pilots and Co-Founders Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs flew along with mission specialist David Holzemer to meet […]

30 Sea Turtles have gone home

by paart

After releasing 30 sea turtles and getting some much needed rest the teams from Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are headed back to Pittsburgh with empty vans but full hearts. Such an incredible experience seeing these animals crawl back to their home in ocean, finally safe, finally free again. […]