From Athens, Texas to just outside Washington, DC would have been a 20-hour, 1,300-mile road trip for 16 deserving dogs, but National Mutt Day (July 31) was their lucky day as Pilots To The Rescue stepped in to speed up their journey to safety.
Originating with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek in Tool, Texas, and Athens Animal Rescue Shelter in Athens, Texas, the team from Athens met our volunteer pilots at the southern border of Virginia. There Fluffy the Great Pyrenees, Hayes, an abandoned Mountain Cur, young Shepherd mixes Cornel and Calypso, a German Shepherd named Dana and a Chihuahua called Chatita, Lab mix puppies Charlie and Chantal, Collie-mix puppies Gage, Giovanni, Gabe, and Gabriel, All American Mutts Garbanzo and Mung, and two little red hounds, Yoda and Yogi boarded the Pilots To The Rescue plane, piloted by Top Dog Pilot Michael Schneider and Co-Pilot Daniel Baumel. A few hours later, they arrived in Manassas where they received a warm welcome from dozens of foster families from To The Rescue, a rescue group located in the Washington, DC Metro Area.
The volunteers at To The Rescue (not affiliated with Pilots To The Rescue) are dedicated to saving the lives of cats and dogs from over-crowded shelters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, and Texas. All 16 dogs have been adopted into loving homes.
If you're considering adopting a new family member, check with our destination shelters indicated by * on the Pilots To The Rescue website today.