Sunday, April 19, 2009

"I'm Learning to Fly...."

WOOSTER, OHIO: I'm Learning to Fly....(but I aint' got wings).....

I doubt Tom Petty had dogs on his mind when he wrote that song but it's a good description of the experience one of our foster dogs (and a little buddy) had yesterday.

Taurus found himself sitting in a scary shelter and facing euthanasia after his owners turned him in for chasing livestock. (see his shelter picture above)
Thanks for a group of animal loving pilots, Taurus was able to make the trip from the shelter in Tennessee to his foster home in Wooster OH.

"Pilots And Paws" is a 501(c)(3) organization of volunteer pilots who donate their time and flying expenses to help transport rescue animals from shelters to the safety of foster homes or adoptive homes.

What would have been more than a 7 hour ground transport took less than 2 hours.
Another shelter dog was on his way to foster care as well so Taurus was able to hop on board.
According to John, the pilot, both dogs napped on the flight and were rather curious about where they were and what was going on, but both were very good passengers.

A huge thank you to Pilots and Paws for helping not only Taurus but many other shelter dogs! What a great bunch of people.

Taurus is still looking for an adoptive home, btw :-) He's very sweet and friendly with people and good with other dogs.
He is 3 years old, neutered, fully vetted and in good health.

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