PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

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PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby admin on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:41 am

Hello Pilots and Volunteers!

We need your help!! Last year we were very successful in working together to move thousands of animals during the Pilots N Paws 5000. This years mission is the "Pilots N Paws Gulf Coast Rescue Flyway: Pilots, planes and volunteers helping the Animals of NOLA"...........

Many of you have likely seen the news reports. There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of animals who need to move out of the New Orleans/Gulf Coast area. These are perfectly healthy animals who through no fault of their own have ended up in a shelter. Many had families who loved them and are direct victims of the oil spill disaster. Their owners have lost their jobs, their homes, have no income and are barely surviving. They are turning their animals over to various shelters and rescue groups to at least give their pets a chance at finding someone to care for them. As we all know, euthanasia is a fact at many shelters, some as many as 900 a month right now which is of course totally unacceptable. We also have an extreme shortage of volunteer pilots in that area so we have not been able to fulfill requests to move these animals to other areas. NEXT MONTH WE HOPE TO CHANGE THAT!!

On September 18 with the 19th as a back-up weather date, possibly even the following weekend should the weather be totally uncooperative, we are asking for pilot volunteers to work together to move as many of these fully vetted animals to three specific areas of the country. The areas are Lakeland, Florida, D.C. (Warrenton, VA) and Caldwell, N.J.

Florida route:
Approximately 60-70 animals will be heading to three organizations in Florida: The Lakeland SPCA, the Tampa Humane Society and possibly the Wellington/West Palm Humane Society. Thank you to these three groups for stepping up and opening their doors!

KNEW, New Orleans Lakefront Airport
KMAI, Marianna Municipal Airport, Marianna Florida for transfer to second leg pilots
KLAL, Lakeland LInder Airport where rescues will meet the arriving pilots

D.C./Warrenton Va. Route:
30 animals will be headed to the D.C. area. Lucky Dog Rescue has generously agreed to receive a few of the dogs and PetConnet is working with the Louisiana SPCA to take animals in as well. If you are a rescue in the D.C. area and have space for a few more please contact us and we will put you in touch with the sending groups in New Orleans. A PNP pilot from Clemson, S.C. has offered to fly and load his Pilatus in New Orleans and head back to Clemson to hand off to other pilots for the second leg of this trip to Warrenton, VA.

KNEW, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, La.
KCEU, Oconee County Regional Airport, Clemson, S.C.
KHWY, Warrenton-Fauquier Airport , Warrenton, VA where rescues will meet the arriving pilots

Caldwell, N.J. route:
Yet to be determined number of animals headed to Caldwell, N.J. for pick up. This is the longest route and we will truly need several pilots working together with overnight foster locations on call if needed.
KNEW, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, La.
KTYS, McGhee-Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN for transfer to second leg pilots
KMGW, Morganton Muni Airport, Morganton, WV for transfer to third leg pilots (emergency overnight fosters and volunteers needed)
KCDW, Essex County Airport in Caldwell, NJ where rescues will meet arriving pilots

The receiving areas may be expanded beyond just these three destinations if we have pilots willing to fly the routes. We have rescues in the Madison, Wisconsin area and the Chicago area who are interested in opening their doors to animals in need. If you are a pilot along the route from New Orleans to one of these two locations, please let us know and we will expand our Rescue Flyway! If you are a rescue who can receive animals, please let us know that as well.

Working together, we can save lives. One of our pilots has a sign in the side window of her plane that says "This plane has saved __ number of lives" Let's make that number climb next month by transporting as many animals as possible and giving them a chance to find that very special home.

Please reply to this message on the forum board or to us privately through pilotsnpaws@gmail.com to let us know what you can do to help.

Make a flight, save a life! We can do it thanks to all of you who care so passionately!!
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Meet Pedro, Pepe, Cooper, Benny, Bear and Graham, Six of the NOLA pups headed out!
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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby Gina Gore on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:07 pm

We can take in animals with our rescue located in Davenport Iowa. We are www.kingsharvest.net a 501 3 c not for profit and have used pilots and paws once with a GA shelter. It was difficult to get pilots to fill all legs and the one pilot did the entire leg himself. We can meet in Kewannee, IL where gas is cheapest for the pilots. Contact me if you need help with rescues: fostering_kingsharvest@yahoo.com all our rescues are in private screened foster homes and all our adopters must pass screenings and pre applications. All animals are S/N before adoption. We would love to help!
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Postby forterriers on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:09 pm

Loyal Rescue and Rat terrier rescue Canada have dogs waiting to come north from Abbeville, La. There are at least 10 dogs for these two rescues alone. Best to fly them to Detroit area as we have pick up that can be arranged there for them.
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Postby jlspence on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:13 pm

I see this was moved from the prior week (9-11 & 12). Unfortunately, I have a prior commitment on 9/18 and 9/19 so won't be able to help out. :(
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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby Dawn Kairns on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:19 pm

I'd love to help but I'm not a pilot. If you need temporary shelter for an animal in the Boulder, CO area for this effort in the future, please contact me.
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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby JAMerritt4 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:02 pm

Put me down for the WestVirginia - Caldwell leg. I have a Mooney and can take 2 larger dogs, 3 mediums, or several little ones.
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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby Alexis on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:50 pm

We are a rescue located in Vancouver, Canada and can take in NOLA dogs. If PNP pilots can get dogs to the Seattle area, we can drive down and meet them there.

Our dogs live in approved foster homes before adoption. All adopters are pre-screened and home checked before adoption and must sign an adoption agreement.

We're hoping to team up with rescues in Washington State to save more dogs!

Contact: alexis@penniesfordogs.org

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Founder & Executive Director, The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue Society
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www.AdoptaPet.com/shelter77515-pets.html
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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby admin on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:05 pm

JAMerritt4 wrote:Put me down for the WestVirginia - Caldwell leg. I have a Mooney and can take 2 larger dogs, 3 mediums, or several little ones.
Jack Merritt


Will do Jack and thank you. Pilot Jerry Sica out of NJ is working with pilots to arrange this leg. I will send your information on to Jerry.

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Re: PILOTS N PAWS GULF COAST FLYWAY NEED VOLUNTEERS 9-18-10

Postby admin on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:06 pm

[quote="Gina Gore"]We can take in animals with our rescue located in Davenport Iowa. We are http://www.kingsharvest.net a 501 3 c not for profit and have used pilots and paws once with a GA shelter.

Thank you Gina. If by chance, we find pilots volunteering to head your way we will certainly let you know.

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Postby admin on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:07 pm

[quote="Alexis"]We are a rescue located in Vancouver, Canada and can take in NOLA dogs. If PNP pilots can get dogs to the Seattle area, we can drive down and meet them there.

Hi Alexis,
I feel fairly safe in saying we won't be able to go to Vancouver or Seattle this time but thank you very much for your generous offer to open your doors. There is a group called Orange Dog in Edmunton, perhaps you can work with them? They pull dogs primarily out of Canada and provide transport.

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