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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by Jonathan Plesset

In light of the events of the past 24 hours its hard to even think about talking about anything else other than the tragedy we as Pittsburgher’s experienced. It’s easy to forget in moments like these that evil people only make a tiny percentage of our community. This is not the norm, rather this is […]

18 Dogs Flown To Safety

by Jonathan Plesset

18 dogs flew from danger to safety with PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Rebecca Mihalcik. The special doggies took flight to find their second chance and a new beginning in the PAART Airvan. For Rebecca, this was her first PAART mission and under the watchful eye of Brad and flew as Pilot In Command of […]

Hurricane Florence Dogs

by Jonathan Plesset

Hurricane Florence displaced thousands of animals during its devastating flooding. 15 of these special dogs made the long journey from danger to safety with PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset, Brad Childs, and Pete Lehmann yesterday. The mission started two days ago when Pete flew the Airvan to Camden, South Carolina and spent the night in a […]

31 Dog Rescue Trip

by Jonathan Plesset

31 baby dogs made the long trip from Clarksville, Tennessee yesterday on the PAART Land Plane with the capable and loving hands of Landpilot Mark J Britton at the wheel! These wee ones came back to Pittsburgh and then finished their journey with our good friends from North Shore Animal League America where they will […]

40 dog rescue mission

by Jonathan Plesset

PAART Landpilots Diana Betz and Tim Bouvy helped give a second chance to 40 dogs in Kentucky who wake up this morning with a new chance to find their furever home. Both Landpilots did an incredible job after spending two days away from home to bring these 40 special animals from Danger to Safety. The […]

Hurricane Michael Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

39 cats made a 6 hour flight from Florida to Pittsburgh with PAART Pilot Pete Lehmann. During a disaster the pressure is on shelters to clear space for incoming pets that were either displaced or surrendered by fleeing residents. What if you had lost everything and in the midst of the chaos you lost you […]

Why did the chicken cross the road? Cause we gave her a ride.

by Jonathan Plesset

33 chickens and 2 cats traveled across the beautiful state of Pennsylvania on a warm fall day to find sanctuary and love. The chickens were part of a humane investigation case where there were over 800 chicks relinquished to the Pennsylvania SPCA after being found in a vacant lot without proper water, feed or shelter. […]

29 Dog Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

3 days on the road, 29 dogs given a second chance, and over 1700 miles driven. For PAART Landpilots David Stash and Kent Knight, its just another normal week. We show you the pics from these missions to display the happiness we see as rescuers in these animals faces. The faces of our Landpilots, well […]

15 Dog Air Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

The PAART Air and Land Team united for a unique mission to give a second chance to 15 special animals. PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann flew the Airvan down to Morehead, KY where Wags to Riches and the Wolfe County Animal Shelter were waiting. Some of these animals were trained by Kentucky inmates […]

PAART In The News

by Jonathan Plesset

Watch coverage of our first rescue mission in the new PAART Airplane on KDKA and see where some of these animals went and how you can help give them new homes!