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Next Mission Date:ย Thursday, March 4th โ€“ Lots of Cats!
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Today's mission is the seventh mission this year bringing 15+ dogs from North Carolina to New Jersey. ...

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Why is the little White Pit in with the larger Blue Pittie? Are they friends or Mom and Pup?

Bringing them ti NJ won't help them because NJ is full of extra homeless pets too!

the name is new chance animal rescue in NY

We're also streaming this live on twitch:

Wright Shelly send us a direct message through facebook. Michael will take a look at and respond to your questions once he's back on the ground in NJ.

<3 thanks for tuning in, liking and sharing the video! hope you guys enjoy the live streams and appreciate all of your support.

thank you so much

cute stream

AMAZING!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿถโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ž

Bless y'all for what you do!!! <3

Great job today Michael! The dogs were met with amazing foster families in NY!

Thank u so much for rescuing and saving them I can't wait til they all get loving homes โค๐ŸคŸ

Thank you

You’re all so wonderful! Thank you so much for all you do!

Ty for helping these animals to find a home!

Do they go to fosters once get to NJ?

Thank you for what you do!!! We just adopted a cat who was transported by you and we are SO thankful!


Thank you!!!

so thankful for what you do

Good job.....๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


God bless you all


God bless and safe travels ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. Thank you for what you’re doing for this fur babies.

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We are grateful for your participation at whatever level works best for you. When you fly, how often you fly and whom you fly are all up to you.


How is Pilots to the Rescue different?

PTTR has an EASY-TO-USE, convenient system for coordination of rescue flights. This makes for the most efficient use of your time and energy.

PTTR respects your COMMITMENT to the cause and will reward your time and effort through recognition and an engaging web community.ย 

PTTR is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit all volunteer organization DEDICATED to transporting animals and people at risk.

Get involved TODAY and help PTTR in saving more lives!

The Problem

According to the ASPCA,ย 1.5 million shelter animalsย euthanized in the United States. This is UNACCEPTABLE. With your help, we CAN reduce these statistics and spread awareness about this huge problem.

The Mission

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

MAJOR AIRLINES Alaska Airlines โ€“ Pet in cabin โ€“ $100.00 USD each way Pet in baggage โ€“ $100.00 USD each way. Animal doesnโ€™t have to be owned the traveler and can be a rescue pet. โ€ข The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item. โ€ข A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. โ€ข Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned. โ€ข Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress. Brachycephalic or โ€œshort-nosedโ€ dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Dogs: boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), bull dog (all breeds), bull terrier, brussels griffon, chow chow, english toy spaniel, japanese spaniel/japanese chin, mastiff (all breeds), pekingese, pit bull (all breeds), pug (all breeds), shih tzu, staffordshire terrier. Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.

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