Thousands of animals are in loving homes today because our team is focused on making sure these animals see another day. The process starts when a shelter or rescue group reaches out to our team about animals that are on the list to be euthanized. We contact our network of affiliates to find another shelter with space or we work with the sending entity to coordinate with the receiving shelter they have already chosen. We are careful to ensure that animals we transport are not going back into another dangerous situation. Most of our work is with shelters in rural areas or places with a lower population density. We can take these animals and transport them to larger facilities with more resources and a higher population center.
Once a plan is set and we are comfortable with where the animals will go, we put out a call to our pilots or drivers and, depending on the circumstances, we decide to either fly or drive. On land missions we can carry around 50 animals per transport van. When we deploy all three transport vehicles we have the capability to rescue 200 animals in one mission. In the airplane space is more limited with 5 to 15 animals the typical mission size. In late summer of 2018 we will take possession of a new plane capable of rescuing 30 animals per mission. Once the team is picked, and we determine if it goes by air or land, we work out the details of the trip and create a document called a Run Sheet. The Run Sheet has all of the vital information on where we are going, who we are meeting, and where we are taking the animals. The mission is then given the green light and we deploy either the PAART airplane or one of three PAART rescue vehicles. (Landplanes)