Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hell on Wheels with Dog is My Copilot

Chance is "Hell on Wheels" in the new book
Dog is My Copilot
We were so proud to see our friend Chance and his story of rescue featured in the new book, "Dog is My Copilot: Rescue Tales of Flying Dogs, Second Chances, and the Hero Who Might Live Next Door" written by Patrick Regan.  Chance's chapter titled 'Hell on Wheels' is one of 24 rescue stories featured in this wonderful book that chronicles the founding of the non-profit organization Pilots N Paws. 

The organization first took flight in 2008 when Debi Boies' friend Jon Wehrenberg offered to use his private plane to transport a rescue dog that had been pulled from a high kill animal shelter nearly 500 miles away.  Since that first rescue mission, volunteers with Pilots N Paws have flown tens of thousands of "death row dogs" like Chance from high kill animal shelters or from situations of abuse and neglect to new adoptive homes.

In the book, Boies recalls a conversation she had with Wehrenberg shortly after the initial flight in which Jon said,  "You know, Debi, we really have to do something about this.  If we can connect these transport needs with general-aviation pilots, I really think we could make a difference." 

And what a difference they have made in lives of so many dogs in need of rescue.

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