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Old 01-07-2010, 06:50 PM
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I am glad I didn't go! I would have come home with some animals!
Me too. Several of those puppies appear to be Border Collies - wonderful dogs. And the shelter those pup's came from is located about a mile from my home field...
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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Great story guys!

Question - Why does it seem that there is a need to transport so many dogs from Georgia to Florida? That seems to be the direction that most of these flights go. Is there a surplus here and a shortage there? Just more of a demand? Have all these dogs already been placed with families, or just a shelter with more demand than supply? I'm sure there's a reason. Just curious about the mechanics.
As I understand it, most animals from shelters with "high kill rates" are in areas such as where I live in Memphis, where neutering rates are lower. The high kill rate is a result of the shelters being overwhelmed with the numbers of animals. I've been told that practically all dogs from these shelters can find homes in other areas of the country where there is not such a surplus of animals due to the success of neutering. The problem, of course, is getting them to the areas where they can be adopted.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no shortage of people who will not bother to sterilize their pets, preferring to dump them on the side of the road or abandon them to a shelter. We have a disproportionate share of these peoples in our southern states. Thus, a large number of transports are needed from here to the northern states or to Florida, where the state's large population means there are more people to adopt animals.

Unless our culture changes, it looks like we will have plenty of opportunities to fly puppies to new homes.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:37 PM
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Pilots are big hearted souls! Kudos to the RV airlift!!!

One question, why aren't there more cats being moved? Just not that many or do they not travel as well?

My wife and I are huge cat people and I figure in addition to doing some good for the pets, it would get the wife in the plane a little more often.

Thanks for the info.....time to get involved!

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:58 AM
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Default They wouldn't give them to us either..

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Me too. Several of those puppies appear to be Border Collies - wonderful dogs. And the shelter those pup's came from is located about a mile from my home field...
...for logistical reasons. We would have to go through the shelter.

Believe me, I think that all of us would have taken quite a few animals back home...we asked.

My wife suggested that Florida has a greater number of "empty nesters" with sufficient funds and also the need to have pets as comfort in their older years, as a reason for the mass airlifts to there.

BTW, I found a shelter with 60 animals near me (35 miles) in Girard, Ga and next week will ferry a Blue Merle sheepdog to Raleigh-Durham area, on his way to N.J., a three leg/pilot trip,

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Old 01-08-2010, 06:02 AM
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Pilots are big hearted souls! Kudos to the RV airlift!!!

One question, why aren't there more cats being moved? Just not that many or do they not travel as well?


Jon Dembs
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....and they mostly slept. One or two of the kittens got a little edgy getting loaded, with the crate tipped up and down but after I'd climbed through the rough air, they just kinda melted into a big, furry pile The grown cat was so laid back on top of the pile of crates and mostly slept....not a peep out of them,

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:14 PM
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Great job guys. I had heard about this awesome fllight through the PNP grape vine.

We are vacationing on St. Simons, Island GA for 3 months tying to avoid the snow in Michigan, and doing PNP flights while we are here. First was Bainbridge, GA to Tampa. Have another puppy liter flight scheduled next week with another possible.

If you need another RV-10 wingman let us know.

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:27 AM
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Great job guys. I had heard about this awesome fllight through the PNP grape vine.

We are vacationing on St. Simons, Island GA for 3 months tying to avoid the snow in Michigan, and doing PNP flights while we are here. First was Bainbridge, GA to Tampa. Have another puppy liter flight scheduled next week with another possible.

If you need another RV-10 wingman let us know.

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So you're the one that brought the cold down here!
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:44 AM
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If you need another RV-10 wingman let us know.

Dick Sipp
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I've sent you a private message,

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:10 AM
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Default South east GA rounduup

We should have a Southeast GA RV-10 & others roundup here at St. Simons or Savannah. Ether place is great to visit with plenty to do and see.

Perhaps we could have lunch and then everyone could sight see as desired.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:50 AM
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SSI would be great.
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