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Lolly
03-20-2008, 06:19 PM
I received this email today and thought it was the coolest thing! I've heard of pilots here and there volunteering to fly dogs, but now a group is actually organizing. This is more of a request to get the word out which is why I've posted it under "Ways to Help," and maybe in return sometime, they can help us save some ACDs.

Laurey

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THIS CAN BE FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE A LOT OF LIVES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. PLEASE - DO YOUR BEST TO GET THIS CIRCULATED AND POSTED.

This is about a new group some of us have been organizing. I mentioned on the list a couple weeks ago that I had an announcement to make and that I would be asking for your help.

One of our good friends who lives in Knoxville, TN, is retired, is a pilot and has his own plane. Last fall, when he heard that we were adopting a rescue dobe from Florida he generously offered to fly down and pick him up. I was humbled by his generous offer and this began a path that neither one of us expected.

Jon, my pilot friend, has a big heart for animals and a soft spot for the ones in need. He told me that all his pilot friends were always looking for a reason to fly and what better way then to help transport animals? We began brainstorming about this and came up with a beginning plan. Our biggest challenge is how do we connect pilots with rescue animals who need transport?

Which brings me to the reason for this post. Since our DAN group is national, I am hoping that some or all of you will print out this flyer, make copies, and take them to your local airports where you can ask permission to post it to the pilots bulletin boards. Our new group is called Pilots-N-Paws. We have just started a website, http://www.pilotsnpaws.org (http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/) , with a link to a bulletin board where pilots can post their offers and rescues and transport coordinators can post their need. Hopefully, a pilot who is available will reply to the need and the two parties will then coordinate their own transport.

Jon has already donated his time for two DAN case flights and is always on stand-by for future cases. I will only ask him for those furkids who would have a difficult time with ground transport.

If you have a spare minute in the coming weeks when you are out running errands, I would really appreciate your helping us. There is a
tremendous need for this type of transport for animals, particularly those who are older, have medical conditions, or are expected to have to ride in 16 different cars for two days to get to their second chance home. Please feel free to crosspost this information to rescues, all breeds too, and to any transport coordinators you may know.

Thank you all, for reading this and for assisting us in with this new venture.

Debi

Debi Boies
[email protected]
www.dobermanassistance.org (http://www.dobermanassistance.org)