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February 6, 2014

Pilots-N-Paws: Group takes animal rescue to new heights



This was Jeffries fourth time transporting pets for Pilots-N-Paws. His previous trips have included Sheboygan, Wis.; Campbellsville, Ky.; as well as St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn. He’ll either find the dogs a home tonight or send them on their way on another AHeinz 57 transport.

Jeffries and Meisner were only grounded for approximately 30 minutes before taking off again. The pair grabbed a quick bite to eat and as well as a quick coffee and soda before preparing for takeoff. They will land back in their home airport of Lake in the Hills by nightfall.

Meanwhile, Smith, Baker and Young said some quick goodbyes.

“I said I was going to cry once Lucy was up in the sky, but I’m doing okay,” Smith said, watching Jeffries and Meisner roll down the runway. “I just hope it’s not too loud in the plane.”

 For more information on Pilots-N-Paws, visit their website at For more information on the Laurel County Animal Shelter and how you can help Friends of the Laurel County Animal Shelter, call (606) 864-6319 or visit their Facebook page at

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