Completing his first animal rescue mission gave Michael a sense of fulfillment he had never felt before. He began to think of how many more lives he could save with his piloting skills. So, less than a year after completing his first mission, Michael combined his two greatest passions - aviation and animal welfare - to form Pilots To The Rescue! Determined to get his new venture off the ground, Michael channeled the power of crowdfunding to raise more than $12,000 in less than 48 hours!
Over the next five years, Michael continued saving lives with PTTR while simultaneously working as a corporate events manager. Harnessing his aviation network, Michael gradually amassed a crew of selfless volunteer pilots who shared his love for animals. After all, rescue animals have touched the lives of so many people, pilots included! It wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic that Michael decided to leave his corporate career behind and follow his dreams of focusing on PTTR full-time.
Pilots To The Rescue (PTTR) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, 501c3 public benefit aviation organization. Our mission is to prevent homeless pets from being euthanized and give them the best possible chance at a better life.