Frederick was a starving stray pointer who was picked up by Amarillo, TX animal control. His days were numbered until Deb Druan of Pointer Rescue learned about his plight and posted a mission request to Pilots N Paws.
A number of pilots responded, but, in the end, it was a first-time PNP pilot, Mark Cecil of Midland, TX who stepped up. Mark and his wife, Barbie, flew to Amarillo on May 18 to retrieve Frederick from Paige Petro, a local volunteer who pulled him from the pound. They flew him back to Midland, cleaned him up, and boarded him overnight.
On May 19, Mark and Barbie flew Frederick to Llano, TX to rendezvous with Houston pilot Wade Roberts, who transported the pup back to Houston to Nancy Parr, a volunteer foster who is nursing him back to health. Frederick was the perfect passenger, report Mark and Wade.
Wade got the shot of Frederick surveying the sky and Texas Hill Country below him. Like veteran PNP pilot Jim Carney, TN, Wade believes that the rescue dogs somehow know that they are flying to happier lives and brighter and loving futures.