Rescued Basset Hound Flying 1st Class!

Posted: April 14, 2010 in Basset Hounds
From Sky Talk

Go April!

April, a Basset hound abandoned and headed for an early demise, was airlifted Saturday on a trip to a new home in New Mexico thanks to Pilots N Paws, a group of pilots that volunteer their services to transport pets for rescue groups.

Stuck in an animal shelter in Cedar Hill after she was picked up as a stray and destined to be euthanized, April came to the attention of the North Texas Basset Hound Rescuegroup. But with lots of homeless Bassets these days, the group was unable to find her a new home in the DFW area.

Fortunately for April, the All Ears Basset Rescue group in Albuquerque has agreed to find her a new home. So
Pilots N Paws was contacted and agreed to transport the special four-legged cargo.

Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 charitable organization made up of volunteer pilots using their own aircraft to provide transportation of animals to their new homes on behalf of the many rescue organizations in the U.S.A.  The group is totally self-run with the pilots having control over when and where they fly.

Local pilot John Watson agreed to transport April to Albuquerque, a flight that began Saturday morning at Addison Airport and included a pit stop in Amarillo.

– Bob Cox

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Comments
  1. BD says:

    Man, I really like these stories.

  2. Ginny says:

    BD, what do you think about a book full of these stories?!? Would it be a hit?!? What do you think of that idea, Mr. Schreck?!? Think it needs some pictures of dogs and some haiku? What a great idea!!!

    • BD says:

      Ginny-
      I’m hearing the Twilight Zone theme in my head. (And it’s kind of nice to get a break from the voices…)

      I actually wrote in my post, “These people need to have a movie written about them! *COUGH*Screenplay by*COUGH*Tom Schreck*COUGH*” But thought better of it & zapped it.

      It could be one of those feel good movies of the year;
      there’s a deprived but good-hearted brother and sister, their square-jawed widower step-dad, the cheerful & loving pilot heroine lady (who reveals a take-no-s*it side in act iii), throw in a mean ol’ Henry Potter type and a gaggle of slobberin’ mutts and we’re in bidniz! The cliche bidniz but bidniz all the same.

      C’mon. ‘Air-frikkin-Bud’ got greenlighted for Pete’s sake.
      I think we have a hero market that’s been untapped here!

    • tjs9261 says:

      Hmmm…there’s an idea…

  3. Tye says:

    OH MAN, I wish I would have known about the pit stop in amarillo, she would have been adopted here in amarillo.

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