During the week of Sept. 12-20, 2009, Pilots N Paws, an online forum to match animal rescue groups and volunteer pilots, will try to save 5,000 animals.
The group, which has dubbed the effort “The Pilots N Paws 5000,” is seeking volunteers to join the crusade to rescue shelter pets and get them to their adoptive homes.
“The goal of The Pilots N Paws 5000 is to increase awareness among pilots and aircraft owners across the country of the dire need for animal transports,” says Jon Wehrenberg, co-founder of Pilots N Paws. “Pilots’ involvement can help to save thousands of animals from euthanasia. We are committed to increasing the number of pilots and plane owners involved in Pilots N Paws so that no request for transport goes unanswered.”
Pilots N Paws is a non-profit organization so pilots’ expenses are tax deductible.
For more information: PilotsNPaws.org