From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: More than a dozen dogs, homeless because of Hurricane Laura in the gulf, boarded a plane and flew to Pittsburgh where they received a second chance and a new life. No Dog Left Behind flew the 1500 mile round trip in their Mahindra Airvan over the course of 15 hours.
The dogs were surrendered to a local animal shelter in Louisiana by owners who knew they would no longer be able to care for them – because extensive damage made it impossible for them to return home.
“My heart just breaks for these families. To say goodbye to a pet they love, even if they know it’s the right thing to do, has to hurt so much. It’s nothing short of heroic. I want all of them to know: I give you my word that we will take care of your pups like they’re our own, and find them safe homes in Pittsburgh,” said Jonathan Plesset, Co-Founder of No Dog Left Behind. “Our team stands with the people impacted by this devastation,” explained Brad Childs, Co-Founder of No Dog Left Behind.
This was Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART)’s 49th rescue mission so far this year.
About NO DOG LEFT BEHIND
No Dog Left Behind is a not-for-profit organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals. The organization was co-founded by Jonathan Plesset, owner of the Shadyside Home Apartments in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, and Brad Childs, owner of The Dog Stop Upper St. Clair, a luxury pet resort and spa. To date, PAART has brought more than 12,000 animals from danger to safety. The organization is headquartered at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. More information here.
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Kudos to them for rescuing the dogs who had to be surrendered by their families.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!