Volunteer Pilots Pick Up Pups In Need In New Bern

A mission in the east Thursday helped two dachshund dogs who have been in foster care get to a rehiblitation center in New Orleans thanks to volunteers who will do almost anything to help give a dog a second chance.

Jax and Charlie, who both have special wheelchairs made for their back legs have been living in foster homes, waiting to go to Dag's Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans. A plane with the Piilot N Paws program picked them up Thursday at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern. It's an organization made up of volunteers who transport rescued dogs all over the country.

"It's not just me. There are a thousand pilots at Pilots N Paws that volunteer and there's also a huge ground transport system." said Scott Messinger

"There's help. You don't have to euthanize a dog because it goes down," said Pam Weibley

Weibley says there is some hope Jax could learn to walk again because he has some feeling in his hind legs, and Charlie will probably always be in a wheelchair, but will learn to get stronger so he can live a long, healthy life.

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  • by Tiger Location: williamston on May 6, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    if anyone is looking to adopt a dog and you are near or within 4 hours we have dogs at martin county animal shelter! contact them. no fee for dogs. they have puppies and grown dogs. you can send me an email to get in touch with my mom OR look it up some where! thanks and please consider.
  • by heart warming on May 5, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    What a heart warming story.

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