Four million animals are euthanized each year because they do not have homes. One national charity is going “above and beyond” to change all that. Their mission?
Saving the lives of innocent animals.
In this month’s spotlight, 4Knines recognizes Pilots N Paws for their unique approach to saving the lives of innocent animals. Working with volunteer pilots, plane owners, rescue groups, and other volunteers around the world, Pilots N Paws provides an online forum to facilitate the transport of rescued animals to a safe haven. Pilots N Paws provides a user-friendly environment where all parties can come together to make arrangements for flights, ground transportation, foster care, and shelter for animals who have been identified for rescue and are eager to join their new families.
Pilots N Paws’ inaugural flight took place on February 8, 2008, and since then 1,800 pilots and 8,200 registered users participate in the online forum that brings hope to animals around the globe. While this is amazing progress, the goal of Pilots N Paws is to reach 10,000 pilot volunteers so the no transport request goes unanswered. Read about some of the inspiring rescues (and rescuers) here. Please help spread the word to your pilot friends!
In addition to providing air transport, the team at Pilots N Paws works tirelessly to encourage pet owners to have their pets sterilized, thus decreasing the number of abandoned animals. Volunteers work with schools and in their communities to promote responsible pet ownership and to teach proper care of animals.
If you are a pilot or a rescue organization, please consider joining the Pilots N Paws team. If you agree all innocent animals deserve a second chance, please consider joining 4Knines by donating to this worthy non-profit charity. Aside from the Executive Director, Pilots N Paws is an all-volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of the animal loving community to continue its important work. Another way to support Pilots N Paws is to shop at their online store, where all proceeds further the mission – saving the lives of innocent animals.