A Gaggle of Labrador Puppies
Saturday’s rescue flight involved 13 Labrador puppies and Hailey, one very
sweet but tired Labrador mom who when pulled from the shelter, was half the
weight as seen in the photo. Six of the puppies were her own; amazingly, she
was acting as a surrogate to another 7 whose Mom had been run over by a car.
All were scheduled to be euthanized at the Rocky Mount-Wilson shelter before
they were pulled by New England Lab Rescue.
Rick Gutlon flew the first leg from Rocky Mount-Wilson (KRWI) to
Tappahannock, VA (KXSA) where he met pilot Pete Meyer for the transfer. Pete
was a real trooper and flew all the way to Danbury, CT (KDXR) before
returning to his home base in Maryland.
Q: How do you transfer all those puppies from one aircraft to the next, when
the crates first have to be broken down to get them out of the plane?
Confucius say: “Use old fashioned cardboard box and friendly staff from