Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team performs a wide array of missions. From animal rescue flights, relief supply trips, community outreach, and fundraising endeavors we try and keep the public abreast of all of our activities. The blog highlights some of our work.

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PAART Fundraiser Sept. 6, 2014

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On Saturday September 6th, 2014 we held our largest fundraiser ever at the Allegheny County Airport. Over 400 people attended the event that featured food from Bella Christie, The Pittsburgh Taco Truck, Pittsburgh Mac & Cheese, and the Pittsburgh Bites. A live auction hosted by channel 11′s own Allan Jennings raised over $12,000.00 with merchandise […]

13 Dog Rescue Charleston, WV 4/27/14

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Pilots Bob Calabrisi and newcomer Jeremy Gugino took the 182 down to Charleston, WV for a rescue trip for the Western PA Humane Society. 13 dogs, including 8 puppies, were all rescued from a shelter in WV and transported back to Pittsburgh. The flight was through crystal clear skies on a perfect day for flying. […]

Great article about PAART in South Hills Living

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Writer Allison Duratz did an amazing job capturing the essence of what we do at PAART in a recent article for South Hills Living Magazine. We were thrilled to have someone take so much time getting to know us and explain to the world what we do in better words than we could describe. Thank […]

The BIG 15 dog rescue 4/11/14 & 4/12/14

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It was an epic rescue ¬†for PAART this past weekend. We did four rescues in a period of 30 hours resulting in the rescue of 15 dogs! Combining multiple airplanes and for the first time a car we were able to pull off one of our largest rescues to date. The first part of the […]

Finn and Fraiser Rescue Mission

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On 04/06/14 PAART conducted a rescue mission to rural West Virginia to rescue two Beagles, Finn and Frasier! Pilots Brad Childs and Bob Calabrisi flew the Cessna down to W22 and picked up these two adorable doggies. On the way back the dogs were as calm as can be and enjoyed their first airplane ride. […]

The Pointer Rescue 3/09/14

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With a break in the weather, after a long cold winter, We have officially kicked off the flying season! On Sunday March 9th our pilot Bob Calabrisi took the Cessna 172 to Zanesville and picked up three beautiful Pointers. The dogs were perfect passengers all the way. We brought one of our volunteers Hannah along […]

PAART Visits Upper S. Clair High School

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We had the opportunity to speak to a class at Upper St. Clair High School about PAART and animal rescue in general. ¬†Jonathan Plesset, Brad Childs, and Rob Calabrisi, PAART pilots, gave the presentation to a group of 30 high school students. The students have their own rescue club and were interested in finding out […]

Painting With A Twist

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We had an amazing time at the Painting With A Twist Fundraiser. Thank you so much from all of us at PAART who came out to support a wonderful cause. A special thanks to the Painting With A Twist Team who made this event so much fun and whose contribution will have save the life […]

Our largest Rescue Ever! 30 Puppies!

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Sometimes there is a sense of desperation to what we do. When PAART found out about 27 puppies and 3 dogs from Virginia who were destined to be put down we scrambled to take action. With the help of Corporate Air, a private airline based at Allegheny County Airport, our team transported our largest number […]

Frederick Maryland Rescue

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On a beautiful summer day we embarked on a rescue to Maryland to save three dogs from a kill shelter. Pilots Pete Lehmann and Jonathan Plesset suited up and took the Piper on the 2:00 hr flight. Upon leaving Maryland the pilots had an engine issue that required them to make an unexpected landing 10 […]