Animal related


Zieglerville, PA


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in south eastern Pennsylvania that was founded on the idea of helping desperate animals in need. Every day, healthy, loving animals throughout the country are euthanized, simply because they cannot get to other areas where they would otherwise be adopted…we help to change that.

We operate along the east coast where there is a large need for transport. Normally our rescue missions involve moving animals from the south to the northeast.

Through a network of animal rescue organizations, ground transport, and volunteer pilots we help to transport animals from kill shelters to areas where they will be adopted, and given a second chance at life. Many times air transport is the safest and most efficient way to transport these animals. Usually we can help move animals from shelter to rescue within the same day.

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Paul Steklenski

Main Address

P.O. Box 299

Zieglerville, PA 19492 USA


charitable, compassionate, animal rescue,





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Animal euthanization is an epidemic; our goal is to help save as many animals as we can. Currently that involves working with shelters in areas where they have limited time or no chance, and moving them to areas where they do.

Currently we are only limited in the number of animals we save by the aircraft we have available to complete these missions. Our current strategy is to acquire an aircraft under the organization that can be retrofitted, and used specifically for the rescue purpose.

We are a relentless, dedicated group, that will not stop as long as we can serve the mission. Through our animal rescue and aviation experience, we are skilled on the task at hand. Our primary focus is on efficiency, and maximizing the rescue on every flight.

We make a difference with every completed flight and mission. Through our end rescue shelter partners, we see the impact we have, every time another group of animals is saved from euthanization, and ends in the loving arms of an adopter.

We anticipated saving around 100 animals this year - to date we are on track to save over 150, in only 8 months of operation.

We still need a dedicated aircraft, among other things, that will be a primary focus for us in 2016.

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