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

Volunteer

Donate

Every little bit helps!

Donate Now

2023 Mission Stats

9 Missions
11989 Miles
114 Souls
61 Dogs
53 Cats

2022 Goal: 1000 Souls!

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Stay Connected

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I had the privilege of transporting Chance 🐾 to his new adoptive parents, along with 7 other puppies in search of loving homes ❤️ It was a fulfilling experience to say the least.

🐶 Sweet Chance was a victim of neglect.
He was left in a kennel 24/7 as a means of revenge against an ex. He was brought to Twin County Humane Society weighing only 26 pounds. Since then, with the love of the volunteers and fosters at Twin County Humane Society, he has doubled in weight and is a very handsome boy. This Friday 2/3 is the day his owner goes before a judge. #standwithchance

Please consider taking a moment to donate to @pilotstotherescue so they can continue their missions and change the lives of animals in need.

If you are interested in adopting the puppies please contact @outofthepitsrescue

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‼️This week we have 5 rescue missions back to back starting tomorrow! We have never done that many missions in a row before! 🤩🤯😲

This is all thanks to the amazing growth of our organization this past year, including adding a second plane and adding additional pilots to our roster like @mikeexp shown in this video!

This makes us so happy and proud because this means we can save soooooo many more animals, and surpass our paw-senger goal for 2023!! Let’s keep this momentum going!

More rescues means more fuel and maintenance costs, etc… so anything you can afford to donate is greatly appreciated as always!!! ☺️

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Help us save Chance ‼️ The previous owner that had Chance kept him in a cage 24/7 and didn't feed him in retaliation for his wife leaving him. Chance came in to the shelter weighing 26 lbs and should have been 60-70! 😢

Today 1/28 we are working with Twin County Humane Society and Out of the Pits to save Chance, along with 7 other pups who are only 10wks old!

Join us on ✨ TIKTOK LIVE ✨ to meet the paw-sengers when we land around 3-4pm ET!

Click the bell 🔔 to turn on live notifications, or you can🛬TRACK OUR FLIGHT here:
radarbox.com/data/registration/N8203T

Pilot Linsey Brechbill, will be lending @TopDogPilot a hand with these adorable paw-sengers! 🐕 📲Swipe to see pix!

🐾 ♥️ Help us fund this flight: pilotstotherescue.org/bgenerous
Choose “Donate Now, Pay Later” to get your donation matched this month!

If you or anyone you know are able to foster or adopt, please contact our receiving shelter: @outofthepitsrescue

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🐱 Pebbles needs a home, along with the rest of these adorable kitties!

✈️ Today’s Mission ~ 1/27/23: Save 25 cats from euthanasia!! 🐈

We need your help! Please share this post to help us find them all loving homes! 🏡

PTTR Pilots Sebastian and Vikingur are working together with Barker Project and Ninth Life Cat Rescue of Ontario to make this mission possible. 🙏

They are flying from Essex County, NJ to Spartanburg, SC to Niagara Falls, NY

You can🛬TRACK OUR FLIGHT here:
radarbox.com/data/registration/N8203T

Please contact our shelter partners if you or anyone you know are able to foster or adopt! @nlcrcats

❣️ Last chance to get your donation matched by @letsbgenerous
♥️ DONATE NOW, PAY LATER:
pilotstotherescue.org/bgenerous

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We are so thankful to everyone that has been creating fundraisers for our organization!

Like our pawesome volunteer @just.plane.amber 👩‍✈️ who joined us on a mission last month to help us save 8 dogs and bring them to @mpanimalshelter so they can find the loving homes they deserve! ♥️ 🏡 🐾

We understand not everyone can afford to donate, but there are so many ways that you can help us that doesn’t cost you a penny… like creating an Instagram or Facebook fundraiser!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts 💕 you keep us in the air ✈️ saving our furry friends from unnecessary euthanasia. 🙏

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🚨LAST CHANCE!!!! Time is running out to get your donation matched by @letsbegenerous They just increased their match to $15,000 but we haven’t even received close to that to take advantage of this pawesome opportunity!

♥️ DONATE NOW, PAY LATER:
pilotstotherescue.org/bgenerous
(link in story)

DOUBLE your donation, without paying anything now. We’ll get your donation now, but you get to pay over 3, 6, or 9 months when it’s convenient for you. How cool is that!! 🤩

🐾 We have so many missions planned for the new year, and we need your help getting in the air. ✈️ The hourly cost to operate our plane is $350. Fuel alone for an eight hour round trip flight is $1100. Our average cost per rescue mission is $2800. A plane full of puppies getting a second chance at life… priceless! 🐾

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🥳 Guess what! We just launched a new and improved version of our website for the new year! Go to pilotstotherescue.org and take a browse around:) Be sure to check out our new mission map! 🗺️

If you notice any unworking pages or have any ideas for us to make the site even cooler, let us know!! You are all part of our PTTR family ♥️ and your feedback and support means the world to us! 🌎 Together we can change the world for our furry friends! 🐾
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🤩 Check us out on @WJHL11 news!!

“Driver Amanda Leifeste said programs like Pilots to the Rescue that help relieve overcrowded animal shelters by transporting them to other facilities is much needed.

Everybody is overpopulated. They’re filling up and there is no room in the shelters, said Leifeste. There’s not very many adoptions going out. Things kind of have turned to a stand still.”

📰 Read full article here: (link in story)

https://www.wjhl.com/news/puppies-catch-a-flight-at-tri-city-aviation-to-find-their-new-home/

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We’re doing another LIVE RESCUE TODAY 1/21 on FB!! 🥳🥳🥳 Come meet 17 puppies when we land around 5-6pm ET! 🐾 ✈️

Special thanks to volunteer @Cooperthepilot for helping @TopDogPilot on today’s flight!

Click the bell 🔔 to turn on live notifications, or you can🛬TRACK OUR FLIGHT here:
radarbox.com/data/registration/N8203T

📲Swipe to see some pix of the adorable paw-sengers available for adoption!! ♥️

17 puppies
5 husky pups 11-14lbs each
Litter of 2 pups 13 and 14lbs
Litter of 2 pups 10 and 15lbs
Litter of 3 pups 7-8lbs each
Litter of 2 pups 11 and 13lbs
Single pup 10lbs
Litter of 2 pups one under 5lbs and one under 10lbs

💕 Please share this post to help us get them adopted, and 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/ways-to-donate/

☎️ Please contact our shelter partners @amazingmuttspuppyrescue if you or anyone you know are interested in adopting!!✨

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LIVE RESCUE: 🐶 Meet the paw-sengers!!!
LIVE RESCUE TODAY: 1/20
Mission: Save 10 dogs from euthanasia 🙏🐕

🐶 Meet the pups on IG LIVE when we land around 5-6pm ET!!!
3 black lab puppies-
Emu 16lbs
Goose 16lbs
Ostrich 13lbs
Larry- Hound mix 6yrs old and 51lbs
Kaia- 8 month old puppy 48lbs
2 chihuahuas 7lbs and 10lbs
Lily- hound mix
Lexie- hound mix
76lbs dog

👨‍✈️ PTTR’s @TopDogPilot is flying “Big Maw” with volunteer @kelleesetgo ✈️ from Essex County Airport, NJ to Ridgeland airport, SC to Wings Field, PA and back to Essex.

✈️ You can track our flight here:
radarbox.com/data/registration/N8203T

🐾 ♥️ Help us fund this flight: pilotstotherescue.org/ways-to-donate/
Choose “Donate Now, Pay Later” to get your donation matched this month!

If you or anyone, you know are able to foster or adopt, please contact our receiving shelter: Rylie’s Rescue

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We want to hear your adoption story! Share some before and after photos or videos of an animal you adopted and we will repost!

Help us inspire more people to #AdoptNotShop ♥️

Tag @pilotstotherescue on IG, FB, & TT! We can’t wait to meet your furry family! 🐾 🤗

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