Sunshine with a cold wind; that’s the drill in January. I’m standing outside carrying a camera, casting an eye to the heavens. Then:
“Sky Manor Unicom Mooney Two Zero One Alpha Kilo short final runway 25.”
..and a moment later, Daisy and her eleven puppies arrived in Pittstown New Jersey, on their way to new homes.
How does a computer geek get involved in this?
For over a year now, I’ve been a part of HarnessLife.Org – a spay/neuter educational nonprofit. We’re combating roverpopulation and working tirelessly to educate the public to help stop unnecessary littering. Today we’re along to take photos and deliver a spay grant to S & L Animal Rescue for Daisy.
This journey started with a dog,Daisy; in Kentucky. STAR (Saving The Animals of Rowan [county in Kentucky]) is a last-resort rescue – without STAR, Daisy and her brood were doomed. Even so, there aren’t enough people willing to foster or adopt a dog in the area – necessitating transport to other parts of the country. S & L was willing to host Daisy – the problem was getting her here. Complicating matters, Daisy was pregnant… and then, she was a mother… to eleven delightful puppies.
Enter Pilots ‘n’ Paws: a volunteer network of private pilots willing to devote time, fuel and aircraft to transporting animals cross-country. Through a flurry of emails and texts and even a phone call or three, a plan began to take shape. Daisy and her brood would travel by private airplane to New Jersey.
After Daisy left with her new fosters, Lola – official spokesdog for HarnessLife.Org, presented Dianne Wiley with a grant to cover Daisy’s spaying.
Full photo gallery is here.