We Fly To Save Lives

PTTR Transports Animals at Risk

The Problem

Each year, approximately 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized (390,000 dogs and 530,000 cats). The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011. Reference: ASPCA

Our Mission

Pilots To The Rescue (PTTR) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, 501c3 public benefit aviation organization. PTTR’s mission is to transport domestic and endangered animals at risk. PTTR supports its network of trained volunteer pilots so they can focus on their missions and do the greater good.

We rely on people like you!
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

Origin Shelters

Avoid Euthanasia

Request A Rescue

Receiving Shelters

Help Address Overcrowding

Post Availability

Transporters

The animals need you

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Every little bit helps!

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2023 Mission Stats

28 Missions
35412 Miles
331 Souls
192 Dogs
138 Cats
1 Wolf

2023 Goal: 1000 Souls!

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🚨 URGENT RESCUE MISSION ALERT 🚨

Today 3/29, Pilots to the Rescue is embarking on another mission to save precious pups in need! Our amazing team, Tom the pilot and Robert the co-pilot, will be flying from Essex County, NJ to Salisbury, NC and back in our trusty aircraft, Paw Force One.

This time, we're thrilled to be transporting 5 special dogs to A New Chance Animal Rescue (ANCAR) in Bedford Hills, NY. Our friends at Maverick Pet Transportation & Rescue are supplying these pups to us, and we couldn't be more grateful for their partnership.

Meet our furry passengers: Princess & Pepper, two senior terrier mixes, Savannah, a beautiful golden mix who weighs 55 lbs, Fuzzy, a 4.5-month-old shepherd mix who weighs 23 lbs, and BB, a 3-month-old retriever mix who weighs 15-20 lbs.

As always, we rely on the support of the animal-loving community to help these pups find their forever homes. If you're interested in adopting any of these precious dogs, please contact ANCAR.
Let's work together to make a difference in these pups' lives! Follow our flight progress at radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C (link in story) and please share this post to help us find these deserving pups the loving homes they deserve.

🐾 #PilotstotheRescue #AnimalRescue #AdoptDontShop #ANewChanceAnimalRescue #doglover #puppylove #adoptapuppy #rescuedogs #furbabies
Attention animal lovers! 🐾 Today 3/28, Pilots to the Rescue is flying a mission to rescue 16 dogs from high-risk areas and transport them to shelters who have more space and higher adoption rates. The flight will depart from Essex County, NJ and travel to Greenville, SC before returning to NJ and then transporting the dogs to Elmira, NY. Meet the amazing team: Mike M, pilot, and Jason, co-pilot.

These adorable dogs are looking for their forever homes! There's a mom and her 8 pups, a dad and his pup, a black lab, two brindle pups, a senior boxer, and a cocker spaniel. Contact Second Hand Dog Rescue in Rochester, NY to adopt.

Let's give a big shoutout to the supplying rescues who joined forces with us to make this mission possible: Saving Georgia Dogs Rescue, Haralson County Animal Shelter, and The Humane Society of Polk County.

Follow the flight's progress at radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C (link in story)
Let's show these pups some love! ❤️ Share this post to help us find them a pawesome adopter like YOU!

🐶 #PilotstotheRescue #AnimalRescue #AdoptDontShop #SecondHandDogRescue #doglover #cutepups #puppiesforadoption #adoptapuppy #cutepuppies #cutepuppy
Shoutout to @impactdogcrates 🐕 They have donated so many crates for our rescue missions and we are so grateful! 🙏

♥️ Here’s why we love their crates!
They are collapsible and are shipped fully assembled! They offer optimal airflow & ventilation for our furry friends. They are made with durable, lightweight aluminum, and military grade handles. Rivets are rated 500lbs and they come with a lifetime guarantee! 🤩

These crates give us peace of mind, knowing our animals are safe and secure on our missions. Only the best for our furry friends!!😉 Check them out at impactdogcrates.com - you won’t be disappointed!

#dogcrates #puppylove #dogrescue #doglovers #cutepups
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Wanna see some GoPro footage of us flying with @pilotstotherescue AND some cute puppies? Oh ok. I got you!

You can donate to @pilotstotherescue and help these missions! Each trip costs around $1000, just for the fuel. This trip was graciously sponsored by @welovecuddly! So if you’re looking for an organization that truly changes lives @pilotstotherescue is the one. We literally brought 10 pups to new homes, instead of them being euthanized for space. #adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed

These cute pups will be available for adoption from @outofthepitsrescue! #dogforadoption #adoptadog #doglover
“ @ThePilotNews . . . Twenty-three cats and dogs caught a ‘freedom flight’ Tuesday morning to Massachusetts as part of an effort to give shelter animals a second chance at adoption.

North Carolina is the third-highest euthanasia state in the country, meaning animals that don’t get adopted are often euthanized because there are not enough resources to take care of them. 

Before working with Pilots To The Rescue, @_ittakesavillagerescuenc_ would drive animals to Massachusetts. This new partnership dramatically decreases the time it takes to transport the animals. A drive usually takes over 12 hours, while a flight takes about three hours. “

Read more about this rescue mission at thepilot.com 📰👨‍✈️ (link in story)

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We got to rescue puppies dogs and kittens with @pilotstotherescue!! @lovemargot.co and I had so much fun and we encourage you to donate to this special charity 💚🍀

#adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescuedogsrock #dogrescue
PTTR Pilot Spotlight 💫
Meet our fearless female aviator “Mindy” 👩‍✈️

Growing up on a small farm, Mindy became attached to animals of all shapes and sizes from a young age. Once she graduated Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and obtained flight ratings such as her commercial license, flight instructor licenses, multi-engine and even Citation jet type rating, she started her career in aviation.

In 2021, Mindy learned that she could mix her two biggest passions with Pilots to the Rescue: Aviation & Animals. After her first mission with PTTR, she has been hooked on saving animals with airplanes and has been a part of the team ever since. Show her some love @schmiiindy 💙

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🐺 Wolf Rescue Today 3/20 with @wolfconservationcenter
👨‍✈️ PTTR Pilot @mikeexp & Rebecca Bose from WCC are in the air right now with this beautiful Mexican wolf! 😍

Mexican wolves are amazing animals that deserve our respect and protection. They are the smallest and rarest subspecies of gray wolves in North America, and they have a beautiful yellowish-gray coat with black markings.

They used to roam freely across the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, but they were nearly wiped out by humans who saw them as a threat to livestock. Thanks to conservation efforts, some Mexican wolves have been reintroduced into the wild, but they still face many challenges such as habitat loss, poaching, disease and genetic problems.

Follow our flight here: (link in story)
🛫 radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C

Please consider donating towards the cost of fuel ⛽️ for this rescue flight ✈️ if you are able to. 🙏

By supporting Mexican wolf rescue & recovery, we can ensure that these magnificent creatures will continue to howl in the mountains of the Southwest for generations to come!

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Tomorrow 3/18 we have a very special rescue flight, sponsored by @welovecuddly ♥️♥️♥️

PTTR’s @TopDogPilot is flying with volunteers Ryan & Jinger from NJ to VA to NY to save 10 dogs from euthanasia!

Here are the dogs that will be available for adoption at our receiving shelter: @outofthepitsrescue in Albany NY
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Molly 19lbs
Bella 14lbs
Litter of 4- 18 to 22lbs each
Litter of 4- 17 to 24lbs each

🎥 Meet the pups on IG live when we land around 11-12pm ET!

Follow our flight here:
🛫 radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C

🙏 Thank you Cuddly for creating this donation wish list for us: https://cuddly.com/donate/4920032/cuddly-sponsored-flight (link in story)

😊 We are so grateful to our sponsors like Cuddly and Impact Dog Crates, who generously contribute to our missions so we can continue offering free emergency transport services to our shelter partners.

👉If you or anyone you know, would like to sponsor a mission please get in touch! (Link in bio)
pilotstotherescue.org/sponsor-a-mission

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🚨Urgent rescue today 3/16! PTTR Pilot @mikeexp is on his way to scoop up a batch of kittens before it’s too late! He will fit as many as he can in the plane, but we need your help! The more donations we receive the more emergency transport rescues we can do!

🛬 You can TRACK OUR FLIGHT here:
radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C

📲 Swipe to see some of the sweet innocent kitties, thanks to our shelter partners for joining forces to make sure that they all get the loving homes they deserve!

Anything you can donate to this mission is appreciated more than you know.🙏 There are also ways you can donate for free at:
➡️pilotstotherescue.org/donate

🐾💕 #adoptdontshop
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🐕 ✈️ On our way to rescue 9 dogs from KY and transport them to NJ so they have a chance of being adopted by a loving owner like you! Share this post to help us find them furever homes!

🎥 Meet the pups on FB LIVE when we land around 2:30pm ET!

Mandi is 16lbs.
Fusca, Fuston- 22lbs and one is 26lbs- siblings- praying to squeeze them together in a carrier.
Emily- 12lbs
Maddy- 43lbs
3 Bay Liters- 25lbs each again possibly squeeze two together?
Ruffles- 30ish

PTTR’s @TopDogPilot is in the air right now with our volunteers!
You can track our flight here:
🛫 radarbox.com/data/registration/N375C
Please visit our link in bio if you are able to contribute to the cost of fuel for this rescue.

Thank you to our shelter partners for joining forces to make this mission possible: Knox-Whitley Humane Association, Corbin, KY & Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, East Hanover, NJ. Please contact @mpanimalshelter if you or anyone you know are able to foster or adopt!

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Great news! 🐱 Cye, the one-eyed cat we rescued was finally adopted!!!! 🏡💕

“ For sweet 5-year-old feline Cye’s life had not been forgiving. She lived on the streets of Virginia as one of the thousands of homeless cats in the state. But the loving girl was also struggling with something that other cats aren’t hindered by. Because she was navigating the streets as a one-eyed cat.

And sadly, not many humans will jump at the chance to save a stray one-eyed cat.

But fortunately for her, there were caring people that spotted her. They scooped her up and took her to the Pittsville Pet Center. Happy to help another unfortunate soul, they came up with the best plan to find Cye the perfect home.

Even if that home happened to be hundreds of miles away.

Because the rescue takes hundreds of animals a year, they were full to capacity. Luckily, they partner with an amazing group of pilots willing to jump in and lend a hand. That group is called Pilots to the Rescue. “ ✈️👨‍✈️🐈

Read the full article here: (link in story)

https://trdcats.com/one-eуed-cat-resсued-finds-lоve-after-bеing-flown-stаtes-awaу-by-pilоts-to-the-resсue/

🐾💕 #adoptdontshop
➡️ PilotsToTheRescue.org/donate
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