May has been a busy month and we are thrilled to share a few updates with you! Our transport plane, the Big Dog had critical maintenance completed to make it safer for our volunteer pilots to fly! Peter’s birthday matching campaign also surpassed our expectations ❤️ We are thankful for every donor who supports Dog Is My CoPilot so that we can reach even more animals in need
Big Dog Flying Again
Captain Dr. Rork, picked up the Big Dog last week after being in the shop for several months. The Big Dog got a new engine, new propellers and a digital avionics panel installed making it easier and safer to fly. Keep your eye out on social media for the propellers in an online auction. The avionics panel is now completely digital!
Passenger number 17,000!
We flew our 17,000th passenger, Grizz! He is a sweet 7 month old Heeler / Lab mix that was surrendered to a shelter partner in New Mexico. We are excited to have been part of his journey finding a home! This shelter is an open admission and takes in approximately 5,000 animals per year. We are excited to be part of his journey home!
Peter’s Successful Birthday Celebration
This year for Pilot Peter’s birthday, a very special donor provided a matching gift to celebrate and honor Peter. This donor is the proud owner of ABBA, (inspired by “Take A Chance On Me”), and long time supporter of Dog Is My CoPilot. We were thrilled by the support and the success of the birthday campaign! We surpassed our goal and every dollar will be used to rescue even more animals.
Peter was overjoyed by the support saying, Kara and I are continuing our efforts to save as many animals as possible with the resources at hand. Dog Is My CoPilot depends on those who are part of the solution, and we thank you for your support 🐾🐾
We want to send a huge Thank You to all our supporters. We could not rescue so many animals and support all of our new shelter partners without our generous backers. Our community includes those who made fiscal donations and those that donate time and energy. Thank you to our whole community for being the backbone of our organization. We have volunteers across the country, donating time in logistics, meeting the Big Dog at airports, preparing animals for transport, and sending thank you notes to donors. We are grateful that we have a strong community that believes in our mission and helps us with every takeoff and landing along the way!