Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are only two weeks into the new year and we have already had our first life saving flight. We were able to rescue 76 animals and lucky number 21,000 on this flight. 2022 is already shaping up to be an amazing year!
Ricco has been quietly waiting since October for his golden ticket with our amazing partner DC Paws. He was left at the animal control shelter in Denver City, TX, with a number of other animals that could no longer be cared for by their owners. This included a very large family of guinea pigs, a female dog with her litter of at least 8 pups, and another dog who was Ricco’s buddy. Everyone but Ricco, has already been rescued and adopted, even the guinea pigs. Now it’s Ricco’s turn to find his new loving forever home. He boarded the Big Dog for a flight to the Cache Humane Society in Logan, UT and is currently waiting for his forever home. Ricco is an adorable pup and we are positive he will not wait too long for his adoption day. We are humbled by your kindness and compassion for shelter pets and we know we wouldn’t be able to do this lifesaving work without the unwavering support of everyone in our community.
Preparing for the upcoming year
It may only be January, but we are already getting ready for the 2022 rescue season. Our team is hard at work scheduling flights, communicating with shelters and adoptions centers, and looking at new locations to serve.
We are bringing on more volunteer pilots in 2022 and they have already received crucial training for the upcoming season. With the addition of these pilots, we will have the ability to fly to more locations, rescue more animals, and have a bigger impact than ever. We are excited to introduce these pilots in the coming months.
The Big Dog, our rescue plane, is receiving its annual checkup and currently in the shop. We fly thousands of miles every year and we want to be sure that the Big Dog is ready for every upcoming adventure. We are hopeful that the weather will cooperate with us once the Big Dog is tuned up so we can fly a few rescue flights in February!
Stay connected in 2022
We are so excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to share our adventures with you. If you would like to learn more about Dog Is My CoPilot, our mission, and our latest rescue, there are several ways to stay connected. Join our mailing list at dogcopilot.org. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get daily updates about our work and to meet the many animals that we save every day.
Thank you again for keeping us “wheels up” in 2022!