1,124 Nautical Miles
Jim Carney doesn’t disappoint anyone on August 24, 2012:
Covington, TN (M04) to Olive Branch, MS ( OLV) – 38NM (OLV is close to the Collierville, TN Animal Shelter)
Olive Branch, MS to Crossville, TN (CSV) – 237 NM
Crossville, TN to Lake City , FL (LCQ) – 369 NM
Lake City, FL to Covington, TN ( M04) – 480 NM
Total distance flown to save the Labs – 1124 NM
Worth flying the extra miles to save these beautiful Dogs? Absolutely!!!
Transport for: Kelly Smith, Lab Retriever Rescue of Florida
I ferried my B55 from my home base airport, Covington, TN ( M04) to Olive Branch, MS, (OLV) where I met Collierville, TN Shelter Volunteer Cathy Dawson. Cathy brought my first passenger to me. His name was Tex.
Tex is a Yellow Lab found as a stray in Collierville, TN. He was a BIG BOY, checking in at 97 pounds but just a BIG LOVE BUG!!
With Tex in the back seat, we departed for Crossville, TN where we would met Jackie Baker President of Wags and Whiskersm, www.wawpr.org. Jackie had been fostering 2 young, Brother & Sister, Chocolate Labs, pulled from the Crossville Shelter.
Only two days earlier, I had received an email from the Crossville Shelter listing all of the dogs available for adoption. On that list, I noticed the two Chocolate Labs. I sent the information about the two Labs on to Kelly Smith of the Lab Retriever Rescue of Florida. Her quick response, we will take them!! Since, LRRofFL was already taking Tex into their rescue, they were also taking in the 2 young Chocolates. 3 Labs at once, now that is a good rescue!!!
The night before the flight to Florida, Kelly told me Tex had been adopted and his new family will be at the airport when I land. Also, LRR of FL have several approved applications for the Chocolate Kids.
Doesn’t get any better does it?
BTW, the flight’s were a non-event!!
UPDATE - Just heard that BOTH Chocolate Labs Nina and Lil Foot have been adopted and our in their FOREVER HOMES!!
UPDATE on Lab Tex
Just got pictures from Tex’s new family.
Also, picture of Cathy Dawson, Collierville Shelter. She brought Tex to me. It would not fit on my original post.
Just heard from Kelly Smith that BOTH Chocolate Labs Nina and Lil Foot have been adopted and our in their FOREVER HOMES!!