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BTC #45 - with Pilots N Paws

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A few years ago Debi Boies was in the process of adopting a Doberman from another part of the country. She put the word out among friends who might be traveling to the area and a friend who had a plane said" I can do that." After getting over her initial shock that there would be a pilot willing to do this, she sat down and in a conversation, Pilots N Paws was born. Today over 2,500 pilots around the country are moving dogs and all sorts of other animals from kill shelters to rescues where they have a chance for a forever home. The program is basically an on line community where organizations post their request for animal movement, and pilots who have registered can communicate directly with the groups to arrange the flight. This is such a wonderful example of how a pretty normal circumstance can lead to a group of people making a difference around the country! Thanks to all the pilots and groups that are saving the lives of these countless pets!

This weeks blogs...

OK, What's with the weather? 80 degrees in Kansas City? I know it's called March Madness but I thought it was referring to Basketball. Anyway, this week we have a few articles of interest. Have you ever wondered where your vet gets their Blood/Plasma when your pet needs a transfusion? Well here;s the info and see if your pet can participate: Can Your Dog Give the Gift of Life? Once again the conversations pop up around Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) in: Black Dogs are Often Misunderstood will we ever give this one up? Speaking of dogs in shelters, have you considered volunteering your time? Here is a start on your research: What Should I Know Before Volunteering at an Animal Shelter? and finally back to our annual pain in the @$# that is due April 15th: Tax Breaks For Pet Owners see how making a difference can feel good and you can get a little relief from the IRS.

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