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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Reunited Part 2

by Jonathan Plesset

Imagine the feeling of loss you would experience if a disaster forced you to leave your beloved dog behind in order to save yourself. Its heartbreaking to think of how you would feel knowing that your pet is somewhere out there, scared and alone, waiting for you to come back. Juan Gerera had to make […]

Reunited Part 1

by Jonathan Plesset

Warning: you may want to grab a tissue! Our team is participating in an amazing program with our partners at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center called Puerto Rico Animal Unite! PAART drivers Lisa Thomas and Christina McCool Colantoni left Madison NJ this morning to deliver dogs flown in from Puerto Rico late last night. All […]

Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

by Jonathan Plesset

What is the secret to PAART’s success? The volunteers. 17 people from our team wanted to enhance the way we transport. They want to be the best at what they do so they signed up to become animal certified in Pet First Aid and CPR just in case the unthinkable happens. It should be said […]

22 Animals Cruising

by Jonathan Plesset

22 animals, 12 dogs and 10 cats, are cruising down the highway right now with the wind blowing in their crates and the smell of a second chance in the air. Landpilots David Stash and Kelly Genovese have the Landplane on a special mission today in honor of the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association who raised the […]

14 Dog Holiday Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

14 dogs are on their way to a new beginning with two star Landpilots leading the way. David Stash and Dennis Bayne, who literally just finished two separate missions yesterday, are back on the road again less than 24 hours after returning home. In just a few days time these two are responsible for 68 […]

38 Dogs From Danger to Safety

by Jonathan Plesset

38 dogs are safe and sound after a second chance journey from danger to safety with our team. Landpilots Dennis Bayne, Christina McCool Colantoni, and Jennifer Trancraitor spent two days on the road in the PAART Disaster Relief and Rescue Transport Trailer to give hope to 38 animals for whom transport to Western Pennsylvania offers […]

15 Dog Rescue Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

15 dogs for which a ride in Landplane meant a second chance to find their furever homes are safe and sound at the dawn of a new beginning. PAART Landpilots David Stash and Dawn Sepulveda left yesterday on a mission involving multiple sending and receiving shelters. The team made the trip to the ASAP Kennel […]


by Jonathan Plesset

It’s not often that one person can have a transformative effect not once, but twice. Three years ago a donation from Rachael Ray changed the direction of our organization and helped us rescue thousands of animals. With that donation, our largest to date, we took a risk buying our first rescue van. Not only would […]

23 Dog Rescue With Kenny Chesney

by Jonathan Plesset

23 beautiful dogs and cats arrived at Pet Search in Washington PA last night after a long journey that started at The Humane Society of St.Thomas, USVI early yesterday morning. They were part of a group that included the 1,000th animal transported off of the island since hurricanes Maria and Irma by Kenny Chesney whose […]

Special 11 dog air rescue mission

by Jonathan Plesset

11 dogs made the flight from danger to safety with PAART Pilots Brad Childs and Jonathan Plesset. On a sunny Sunday morning a flight to Moorhead, Kentucky was on the radar where hope was delivered to a mom who just gave birth to 7 puppies and 3 adult dogs who needed a chance outside the […]