After his rescue from the shelter, Winston needed a ride “home” and the best option for this little 14-year-old Chihuahua would be by plane. Winston had to travel from Chicago to Denver, so we asked for help from a great organization called Pilots N Paws. When pilot, Alex, learned that Winston needed a lift, he offered to transport him on the first leg of his journey which was to Omaha, Nebraska. Winston was the 46th dog that Alex brought to freedom in the 4 years he has volunteered for Pilots N Paws – AWESOME!! Our friend Arleen was Winston’s “temporary foster mom’ for a couple days before the flight and she met Alex at the airport, where she said a bittersweet goodbye to Winston.
Be sure to continue reading and see all the photos below … they are pretty great!
When Winston arrived in Omaha, he was met by his “temporary foster” family. Michaela (a rescue friend of ours) and her wonderful children provided Winston a loving home for about 24 hours. This photo shows Winston right after he arrived in Omaha … and as you can see, he was a very happy little guy!
Stay tuned for pictures and an update about the last leg of Winston freedom flight, from Omaha to Denver!
Pilots N Paws is non-profit online volunteer organization where general aviation pilots can connect with rescue volunteers to transport animals in need to safe havens.
The mission of Pilots N Paws is to provide a user-friendly website communication venue between those that rescue, shelter, and foster animals and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of these animals. The organization was founded in February of 2008, Pilots N Paws continues to make a difference in the lives of innocent animals. Donations can be made here.