Hooray!!! Pilots N Paws Pilot Elliott DeGraff Flies His 400th Dog!!

Hooray!!! Pilots N Paws Pilot Elliott DeGraff Flies His 400th Dog!!

On May 27, 2013, rescue volunteers Pam Hensley, Peggie Powell, and Vicky Loose drove 12 puppies to the airport in Roanoke Rapids, NC (IXA).  Eight of the puppies spent the first month of their lives living in the woods with their mother, who has so far avoided being caught.  One of the other puppies was found next to a highway and picked up by some kindhearted people who stopped their car for him.  The other three are siblings from two different litters and their mother was hit by a car and killed.  Heather Pen of Crate Escape—a rescue group in Wappingers Falls, NY—agreed to take all 12 dogs.  Michele McGuire and John Davis flew to IXA, loaded the dogs into Michele’s Cessna 172, and flew to Westminster, MD (DMW), where they transferred the pups to Elliott DeGraff’s Cherokee 140.  Elliott flew them up to Poughkeepsie, NY where he was met by lots of Crate Escape volunteers.  One of the dogs was Elliott’s 400th PnP dog!  Thanks to PNP, the pilots, and the rescue volunteers in NC and NY, these twelve puppies will soon be in loving homes.

Photos from the flight can be found at http://www.safeandsoundpets.com/12puppies.html.  The Safe and Sound Pets website is run by Michele McGuire.

We finally took the back seat out of the plane to allow more space for the furry passengers.   Even with the additional payload, it took some serious logistics to accommodate everyone.

We finally took the back seat out of the plane to allow more space for the furry passengers.
Even with the additional payload, it took some serious logistics to accommodate everyone.

If this beauty didn't have such good prospects, she would be going home with me.

If this beauty didn’t have such good prospects, she would be going home with me.

 

Co-Pilot John has all the love he can hold.

Co-Pilot John has all the love he can hold.Elliott got the honor of delivering all the fur balls to waiting families and fosters.

Elliott got the honor of delivering all the fur balls to waiting families and fosters.
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2 Responses to “Hooray!!! Pilots N Paws Pilot Elliott DeGraff Flies His 400th Dog!!”

  1. These people are heroes!!!

  2. How amazing. What a wonderful thing you do Elliott Degraff. 400 DOGS IS UNBELIEVAL AMOUNT OF CARING AND LOVE!! Bless you!