Love Animals? Use Your Pilot Skills for Rescue Missions

Love Animals? Use Your Pilot Skills for Rescue Missions from Business Aircraft Center Inc.

By: Business Aircraft Center Inc.  11/03/2014
Keywords: Aircraft, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Service & Maintenance

Pilots are known to be the strong and silent type, but many of them love animals, too! Why not use your pilot skills to help rescue animals? Imagine the great satisfaction you would feel using your energy, skills and resources to rescue helpless animals from dismal lives and certain death. The joy of uniting a dog or cat with its new adoptive family and its forever home will stay with you forever, too. There are a growing number of pilots and organizations dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats — and the need for more pilots is growing. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters care for six to eight million dogs and cats every year in the U.S., of which approximately three to four million are euthanized. At this time, there is no central data reporting agency for animal shelters, so the actual numbers could be even higher. Thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in need would have a better chance of living if they were able to travel to a new city or state. Many animal-loving pilots and plane owners are volunteering their time and resources to transport helpless animals hundreds or even thousands of miles to a new home or non-kill shelter. Animal Rescue Flights (ARF) is a non-profit, charitable organization of pilots and volunteers. ARF promotes, plans and performs the transportation of animals from overcrowded shelters where they face certain death to other parts of the country where qualified families are waiting to adopt them. There is never a fee, either to the sender or the receiver of an animal flying with ARF. Pilots N Paws puts organizations and people who rescue, shelter or foster needy animals in touch with pilots and plane owners willing to assist with their transportation. Through its website discussion boards and forum, those involved exchange information, and arrange to meet and transport dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that need to be moved across the country. Pilots N Paws does not rescue the animals. All rescue flights are arranged between the people involved on an individual basis. Talk to a Pilot Animal Rescuer: Pilot André Bohy has flown missions in the past from BAC, and encourages fellow pilots to use their free time and flying skills to get involved. If you’re a pilot with a love for animals and feel a calling to help give dogs and cats a second chance, contact André at [email protected] It could be the adventure of a lifetime that ends in an animal finding their forever home and living a long, happy life.

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