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MEDIA ALERT — Pilots N Paws Rescue Mission Flies Up To 25 Dogs From Bahamas To Tri County Humane Society For Adoption To “Furever” Homes

MEDIA ALERT: TODAY — FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014;
MEDIA COVERAGE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED/GREAT VISUALS
MEDIA CONTACT:
Kaye Communications, Inc.,
561-392-5166 office
Bonnie S. Kaye,
561-756-3099-mobile or
Jon Kaye 561-756-3097-mobile


UP TO 25 DOGS FROM BAHAMAS RESCUED AND FLOWN
BY PILOTS N PAWS TO ARRIVE TODAY
FOR SAFE HAVEN AND ADOPTION TO “FUREVER” HOMES
BY TRI COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY 

Plane to Touchdown at 3:00 p.m. at Pompano Beach Airpark;
Arrive At Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton by 4:30 p.m.
WHAT:
Up to 25 dogs rescued in the Bahamas and are being flown in to South Florida via a private plane to Pompano Beach Airpark by Pilot N Paws (
www.pilotsnpaws.org), touching down at 3:00 p.m. Rescued from the streets, the dogs would have been euthanized if Pilots N Paws and Bahamas authorities did not step in and partner with Tri County Humane Society (www.tricountyhumane.org), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit 100% “no kill” animal rescue shelter that serves Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These dogs of various types and ages will be available for adoption beginning when TCHS opens their doors Saturday morning.
The two pilots flying this mission are Allan Weltman and David Slaick, both from Pilots N Paws, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofitorganization whose mission, like TCHS, is to save the lives of innocent animals. The plane for this rescue was donated by Sam Jacobs.
GREAT VISUALS AND INTERVIEW OPS INCLUDE:
  • Private plane touch down in Pompano
  • Pilots and Tri County Humane Society staff unloading up to 25 rescue dogs and transporting
    to Tri County Humane Society van
  • Interviews With Pilots and Tri County Humane Society staff and administration
  • Up to 25 rescue dogs arrival at their new home at Tri County Humane Society in Boca
    for grooming and health checks and care to prepare for adoption and “forever” homes.
WHEN/WHERE: TODAY, Friday, February 28th, 3:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach Airpark 1001 NE 10thSt., Pompano Beach, FL 33060. The dogs will arrive at Hangar 901 in Jacobs Aviation, which is next to the American Flyers hangar.  
Directions to Pompano Beach Airpark from I-95:
Take I-95 south to Sample Road. Go East on Sample Road to US1. Turn right on US1 (go about 2.2 miles to NE 10th Street). Turn right onto NE 10th Street. Turn right, destination will be on the right.
4:30 p.m. – Tri County Humane Society21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433. 
WHO: 
TRI COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Serving Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Martin counties and supported by 100% by donations, the Boca Raton-based TCHS – a 100% no-kill organization – is a protective haven to thousands of abandoned, abused or neglected pups, kittens, dogs and cats, many of whom are on death row and scheduled to be euthanized at Animal Control facilities in South Florida and the Treasure Coast and as far as the Bahamas, Sarasota, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The TCHS, a top rated 501(c)(3) Animal Shelter that has rescued more than 42,000 animals since its inception, offers unwanted and homeless animals a welcoming forever home, either on campus or through carefully vetted adoptions that average 2,500-3,000 per year. Located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, TCHS is open for adoptions Tuesday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 561-482-8110.

PILOTS N PAWS
Founded in 2008 by animal-lover Debi Boies and pilot Jon Wehrenberg, the organization launched with a website,
www.pilotsnpaws.org to provide a location where private pilots willing to provide free transport, and people and organizations who rescue, shelter or foster animals, could connect to save lives and find “forever” homes. Today the organization has 3,168 pilot volunteers and 10,551 volunteers. Each year, the volunteers of Pilots N Paws save thousands of lives, assisting any animal that can be transported using a plane including dogs, cats, pigs, reptiles and rabbits.

FOR ADOPTIONS AND MORE INFO ON TRI COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY:Visit tricountyhumane.org, facebook.com/tricountyhumane or call Suzi Goldsmith at
(561) 482-8110.

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