“Not Today, Not This Dog,” Said Animal Rescuer Who Pulled At The Last Minute A Very Sweet Bull Mastiff Flown To Safety By PNP

I’m one of your PNP pilot volunteers, based in very deep S. Tx.
I had a story come through here that was pretty amazing and I thought worthy of publication in the blog. Long and short of it was a young, very underweight but very sweet Bull Mastiff was being visited by one of the local “pullers” there at the pound. She had been working on pulling another animal but went inside with him, talking, petting him and playing with him when they came to euthanize him. She said “not today, not this dog”. She got him pulled and took him home to be with her 6 other rescues and kept him in her master bathroom until he could get him sent to a longer-term foster.
A 182 came down from the Ft. Worth area (about 500 miles away), specifically and only for him and flew him back to Ft. Worth and I thought on to the OKC area. The pickup was done here at our FBO.
He got moved on to Colorado where I understand he is today- and doing very well.
Anyhow, I thought it was an inspiring story that might be worthy of publication on the website. I’d be happy to do it or defer to a better author but didn’t know how to go about doing such a thing.
Yours Truly,

Jim Taylor, PNP Pilot
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38 Responses to ““Not Today, Not This Dog,” Said Animal Rescuer Who Pulled At The Last Minute A Very Sweet Bull Mastiff Flown To Safety By PNP”

  1. It’s why we do what we do. Thankfully, there are people like you to pick up where we leave off. Thank you!

  2. Pj Henson Bruce 26. Jan, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story. Please know you are one of my heroes. As are all rescue workers. These Angels need all of us so very much. Thank God for each one who help.

  3. “Thank you” to every one of the incredible PNP pilots for all that you do to save these fur faces!

  4. yes, that and so many more beautiful stories to report in the rescue world. thank you for every beautiful thing you do.

  5. Jim Taylor you did a fine job! Thank you!

  6. I totally love what you all do! You help bring my faith back for humanity. Keep up the great work!

  7. Jane Marinello 26. Jan, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I love Pilots and Paws…they brought me the current love of my life, Jackson.

  8. Talk about Angels in the Sky, here they are! Thank you for sharing and mostly thank you for your service to our four legged babies who need rescue.

  9. Audrey Bartolomeo 26. Jan, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I’m thankful every day for those of you that give so freely of yourselves in the best interest of our canine brothers and sisters.

  10. It is a great story, Jim, thank you for sharing.

    Also, thank YOU for being one of the PnP pilots. So many animals have you and the other pilots to thank for their very lives. God bless you all.

  11. Thank you for all that you do!

  12. Kevin Williams 26. Jan, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    You folks with Pilots & Paws do such great work!!! Thanks for all you do!

  13. Tears of joy for people who do this! Pullers and transporters all needed!

  14. Thank you for all you do, you guys are great !

  15. I think you told the story just fine. Thanks for sharing. So much of rescue is behind the scenes and I love hearing stories like this.

  16. susan primmer 26. Jan, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    That was a beautiful story! It just goes to show that there is right place and a right time. Destiny or serendipity?

    Thank you so much for your volunteer service, flying soon to be loved animals to their new families.

  17. Good Job Jim! Bless you for being with PnP!!

  18. Wow – not today,not this dog – there must have been great pleasure in saying that and a happy dance from the Mastiff.

  19. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will have many more stories to tell. I never get tired of hearing about the rescue flights. We have met several Pilot N Paws planes here in Wilson, N.C., and I never fail to get all weepy when they are loaded up even though I know they are going to much better places!

  20. what a beautiful story and such caring and loving people

  21. I love happy endings! Thank you for sharing!

  22. Patricia FREUDENBERG 26. Jan, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Great Job! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for caring! I love what PNP does!

  23. Thank each of you for all you do to help these animals. God bless.

  24. Thank you for recognizing the very difficult work of this rescue puller! Thank you for helping to make it possible to save these precious dogs. You are a hero! God bless you.

  25. Inspiring story definitely worthy of publication.

    Your words were heartwarming and greatly appreciated. And, the Bull Mastiff thanks you for sharing his story!

    Eve

  26. God Bless PNP for the lives they have saved and the hearts they have healed.

  27. Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story. I see so many sad ones of pets that dont make it out so I live for these. You are all angels in my eyes!!

  28. MARY GIBILISCO 28. Jan, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. This happens everyday in rescue. God bless all of the rescuers.

  29. Jim Taylor you are a true hero. Thank you.

  30. That’s a beautiful story. Thank you for the wonderful work you do for the animals!!

  31. What a wonderful new beginning for this dog. Kudos to ” Not this dog, not today ”
    I can only hope that there will be many more.

  32. About the time I feel sad about a poor pet I read a uplifting story like yours. Thank you for your love and compassion. PLEASE keep up the good work. We try in our own way but Being in our 70′s doesn’t give us the strength or resources to achieve many miracles. We have a 9 month old Pitt living with us.We are working through old habits.Thank you again you have renewed my faith in people.

  33. Elizabeth Smith 28. Jan, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Wonderful! There are good and compassionate humans! If only they outnumbered the opposite kind.

  34. Mr. Taylor you write just fine. You got it across. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  35. Stephanie Stanley 28. Jan, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    What an outstanding, heartbreaking story in a sense. So many lovable, super dogs just waiting to be euthanized. Thank God for these compassionate people.

  36. thank you sir for saving this wonderful dog! I grew up with dogs and have always had one or two. We now have two very wonderful beagles, one came from a lady who could no longer keep her as her new apartment would not let her have a dog and the other was a rescue from my local vet! Abbi is spayed and PeeWee is neutered and lives a wonderful live on our 5 acres in Rural Rowan County, NC!

  37. Jim Taylor, you should be highly commended for your blog. That was wonderful, and we all have such a high respect for Pilots and Paws, you are all so very awesome.

  38. Pilots that fly these dogs time and again are one part of “THE HERO CHAIN”.