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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29 Dog Rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

At 3:30AM on Saturday morning PAART Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Brandon Lyda set out to change the lives of 29 dogs. The team left in the middle of the night to try and make a 1000 mile journey in one day. They arrived in the Landplane in Huntington, WV where 29 dogs had gathered from […]

43 Dogs and 13 Cats…and a lot of poop.

by paart

43 dogs and 13 cats have a new lease on life thanks to PAART Landpilots Paula Zetter and Lori Skovranko. The ladies braved one of our biggest fears, extreme poop and pee passengers. On Monday morning they set out on a two day mission to Martinsville, VA to meet 56 animals who were gathered from […]

6 Dog Air Rescue Mission

by paart

40 mph gusting winds didn’t stop PAART Pilot Pete Lehmann from giving hope to 6 dogs. Pete made the brave flight in severe conditions because these 6 animals needed to find a new beginning. Today they have that new start. Pete flew down early today to meet The Paws Squad in Charelston, WV. Once the […]

Come along with us on an 8 dog air rescue.

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8 dogs from an overcrowded shelter got a second chance at a new life today thanks to PAART Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Michael Cohen. A flight to Huntington, WV and back, combined with a flight to Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue by pilot Jack Merritt was all it took to save these young pups. These dogs […]

22 dogs saved with help from Lunova Group.

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That happy bark coming from South Hills right now is special. Early this morning 22 dogs awoke in Pittsburgh to a new life and a second chance thanks to our mission sponsor Lunova Group and Landpilots Peg Cannon and Karen Madden. Landpilots are special people. You see Peg and Karen think nothing of jumping into […]

19 dog rescue sponsored by the Lunova Group

by Jonathan Plesset

19 dogs who had run out of chances made a journey to a new life thanks to a mission sponsored by the Lunova Group. Early yesterday morning Landpilots Teresa Gamble and Carrie Gilardi Kaufman left Pittsburgh for Huntignton, WV where they met these amazing dogs. Once settled in and loaded onto the Landplane the team […]

18 dog rescue video

by paart

18 dogs made a special journey from Danger to Safety thanks to PAART Landpilots Jennifer Hershberger and Amy Owens. Come along with them on this mission and watch as these two incredible Landpilots capture the entire journey.  

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 […]