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PILOTNPAWS LOGO***TWO T.V. STATIONS came to film the arrival. I used this press release that you can use too and modify. Just fax it in to all t.v. station NEWSROOMS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dog rescued from “the needle” in Pendleton Oregon to be adopted by “Forever Family” in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Rescue flight will arrive at Cottage Grove airport at 9:45 am.
TV news stations around the country have broadcast stories about these flying rescue missions.
See examples here:
NBC News http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 0#38394740
ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9285435
CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= ... photovideo
Pilot: Retired/disabled lawyer Dan Bernath 503 367 4204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopter: Sonja Wilkins Coordinator: Linda Watkins 208 484 2534
Rescued: Maggie was adopted from Watkins about 3 years ago; last week her owner committed suicide (bad economy-love gone wrong?). Maggie is in the Pendleton pound and needs to come back to me so I can get her down to her foster home. I had several rides fall through and now she's getting stressed and we need to get her settled! She won’t last the weekend. Pilot dropped everything to fly her out Thursday.
Pilots N Paws was founded in 2008 by animal-lover Debi Boies and pilot Jon Wehrenberg. The idea first took flight when Jon agreed to help Debi by flying a rescued Doberman from Florida to South Carolina, to save the dog’s life. The trip was a success and the two brainstormed on how to rescue other animals. Spay/Neuter campaigns in parts of the country were working, while in others parts, primarily in the south, pet overpopulation was still a huge problem. There had to be a way to turn a problem into a solution. Former pets were dying needlessly. They needed transport.
The dream quickly became a reality when the website, http://www.pilotsnpaws.org was launched, to provide a location where private pilots willing to provide free transport, and people and organizations who rescue, shelter or foster animals, could connect to save lives. Today the organization has 2466 pilot volunteers and 8281 volunteers.
Each year, the volunteers of Pilots N Paws save thousands of lives. Those lives come in the form of any animal that can be transported using a plane. Dogs, cats, pigs, reptiles and rabbits are just a few who have taken one of our flights.Pet overpopulation is a disturbing problem in the United States. More than 4 million no-longer-wanted pets are euthanized each year. While spay/neuter programs have worked to decrease domestic animal populations in some parts of the country, other areas are considered high-kill. A staggering 70% of dogs that enter shelters in the southern part of the country are euthanized. Until now, there have been few options for these innocent victims. Pilots N Paws is helping to change that.