Archive for the ‘Dogs In The News’ Category

Pilots-N-Paws: Rescued Dogs Fly To Freedom!

September 12, 2009

Hi Everyone!

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.

Rommel And His Pilot Patrick

Rommel And His Pilot Patrick

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.

Lovingly,

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Chicago’s City Sticker Goes To The Dogs…And That’s A Good Thing!

November 20, 2008
Hi Everyone!

Chicago, my home town, has launched a city-wide art contest among high school students to design the 2009-2010 City Vehicle Sticker under the theme “Dog Friendly Chicago.”  The elected sticker will be displayed in nearly 1.3 million automobiles! 

Although there were fabulous entries, ten of them were chosen as finalists.  Who will win is up to you.  You can vote for your favorite at the City Clerk’s Official Contest Website!

Here’s a recap:

Brittany Byrne, Resurrection H.S., Grade 12 - Justin Clemons, Gage Park H.S., Grade 11

Brittany Byrne, Resurrection H.S., Grade 12 and Justin Clemons, Gage Park H.S., Grade 11

Kyle Hollings, Lane Tech College Prep H.S., Grade 12 and Denise Ferguson, Corliss H.S., Grade 12

Kyle Hollings, Lane Tech College Prep H.S., Grade 12 and Denise Ferguson, Corliss H.S., Grade 12

Bernell Campbell, Corliss H.S., Grade 11 and David Zamudio, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 12

Bernell Campbell, Corliss H.S., Grade 11 and David Zamudio, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 12

Lookman Muhammed, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 10 and Olyvia Flores, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 11

Lookman Muhammed, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 10 and Olyvia Flores, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 11

Ricardo Silva, John Hancock H.S., Grade 12 and Sewit Geberemanam, St. Scholastica Academy, Grade 11

Ricardo Silva, John Hancock H.S., Grade 12 and Sewit Geberemanam, St. Scholastica Academy, Grade 11

So go ahead and vote!

Fluffy as always,

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