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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South Korean Meat Farm Victims Part 4

by paart

And the mission keeps on rolling. The Landplane made it back late Saturday, got a bath, and a new crew took over and made the journey back to Newark Airport for the next 4 animals. Landpilots Benjamin Ringelholtz and Jessa Gabler departed very early Sunday for Newark where they met the next flight with South […]

6 Dog Rescue for Marshall Katz

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6 dogs arrived at Newark Airport, part of an international rescue to shut sown a South Korean Meat Farm, the third of these missions we have done in the past five days. Today’s rescue is a sponsored mission that is close to the PAART family. This rescue is being done in honor of the late […]

A special air mission

by Jonathan Plesset

Those who put their life on the line to help others always have a special place in our hearts. The story of The Upper St Clair Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Lilly Caudill was one of those stories that had special meaning for PAART. Lilly lost her dog and fell in love with an animals one […]

4 dogs from South Korea

by Jonathan Plesset

The first mission in our multi-part rescue arrived back in Pittsburgh around 4pm after 15 hours on the road to help 4 dogs who came all the way from South Korea to avoid being the victims of human consumption. PAART Landpilots John Busin and Lynda Manko left at 12:30 this morning for Newark Airport where […]

Helping 48 cats during a tragedy.

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Tragedy struck at the Brandywine SPCA shelter in Delaware late Sunday night when a driver crashed into the side of the building causing a fire. Some of the animals lost their lives and more seriously, the female driver also lost her life. It is a sad situation and our hearts go out to the family […]

13 Dogs Rescue in Tennessee

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3 of them were just dumped at a church by their owners, 2 were victims of severe hoarding, and 3 survived heart worm. All of them, plus a few others, wake up this morning with a second chance thanks to PAART Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Brandon Lyda. 13 dogs in all made a special trip covering 4 states […]

4 Dogs trained by inmates fly to help veterans

by Jonathan Plesset

The story of how animals impact our lives is ever evolving. 4 dogs who have gone through a prisoner rehabilitation program in Kentucky found their way on our airplanes today for a special flight to New York where they will be given to veterans as service dogs. PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Jonathan Plesset took […]

12 Dogs to Canada!

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12 dogs made the long journey from Danger to Safety thanks to teamwork between two groups. After meeting a team from Mayberry 4 Paws in Pittsburgh, PAART Landpilots John Busin and Joe Fazio loaded up 12 dogs who were in desperate need to be moved in order to avoid a bleak future. John and Joe […]

14 Dogs From Mississippi

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14 animals, some the victims of hoarding, some found of the side of the road, and a few that just needed a second chance. Their stories inspired PAART Landpliots, and sisters, Jennifer Hershberger and Jessica Hershberger to go on a two day 2000 mile mission to Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter in Senatobia, Mississippi and bring […]

31 Dog Rescue Mision

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The Landplane was tied up all weekend having logged a cool 4000 miles on the odometer over three days. Our trailer was in the shop, the planes were busy, but the show never stopped. PAART(Y) Landpilots Laura Y Fruehan and John Busin called up the rental car place (Put dogs in your van? No don’t […]