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Pilots N Paws Trip: Knoxville, TN, to Moneta, VA

We're having "too good to be true" Spring weather in the Midwest after weeks of ice, snow and rain. So what better way to spend the day than on a flight (or three) helping a sweet four legged friend.

As part of the Pilots N Paws program, Reese, an eight-week-old Pomeranian, needed to get to New Jersey to see a specialist for some cardiac issues she was born with. We were happy to help. We flew from our home base of Clark County, Indiana, to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Reese and her family were waiting. Be sure to check out the photos of her adorable kennel that has the passport stamps all over it - how cute for a first time traveler!

We then flew her to Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA where another pilot (Pilot Jim) was waiting to take her on the next leg of her trip. We just got word that she has arrived safely at her destination in New Jersey this evening.

We then proceeded to have a couple of mechanical problems with the plane (always par for the course) and then flew two hours home. Ah, the best laid plans.

Here's to this beautiful Spring weather and the chance to help a little sweetheart like Reese.

More information about Pilots N Paws

Pilots N Paws volunteer pilots fly pets in need to safe shelters, fosters & permanent homes. They are a non profit organization of volunteers engaged in the valuable services of rescuing, sheltering and adopting animals, and volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with animal transportation. The intent of Pilots N Paws is to provide an environment in which volunteers can come together and arrange or schedule rescue flights, overnight foster care or shelter, and all other related activities.

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