September 12th to the 20th will be a week 5,000 of my fellow dogs will always remember! For one, they will be flying in an airplane–most likely for the first time–but most importantly, it will be their flight to freedom.
Debi Boies is the co-founder of Pilots-N-Paws, a group of dedicated animal lover pilots who volunteer to fly dogs who are facing imminent demise to loving homes and no-kill shelters. In an interview with Kate Snow of Good Morning America, Debi Boies said Pilots-N-Paws hopes to fly 5,000 animals this week. The average trip costs about $2,000 per dog, but it’s tax deductible. 5,000 animals and a million smiles!
Pilots-N-Paws has already rescued thousands of animals. Their stories are told in three incredible photo albums: Album 1, Album 2, and Album 3. Rommel’s voyage, “Saving Rommel,” was also documented on YouTube and it’s worth watching!
So, if you don’t have an airplane and can’t volunteer for this outstanding mission, take your bike, take your car, the bus, or simply your feet. There are many of us who would love a home today. You have to take the first step.