Phillip Angert has been a pilot for three years now, but his current flight is unique. That’s because this is the first time he’s accompanied by a four-legged pilot.
“Amazing, best passenger, best passenger,” Angert said.
That passenger is a one-year-old Chihuahua-mix named Yoshi. And Yoshi, is very lucky. On Monday, he was just one day away from being euthanized at a kill shelter in Los Angeles, but Angert swooped in, and saved him.
Angert is a new volunteer for an organization called Pilots N Paws. They rescue dogs from kill shelters, and take them to areas that have higher adoption rates, all on their own dime.
“One little guy at a time, that’s how we feel,” Angert said. “We’re a group of pilots that are volunteering our services and our planes and our time and everything we can to help them.”
Yoshi is now joining the thousands of other dogs that have been saved through this program. But his journey, is a long one. Since the plane is small, it requires frequent stops. The pair will land in ten states in total on the trip, including Wichita.
Yoshi is gearing up for the final leg of his journey, and is expected to land in New York Thursday night. If you would like to track his travels, there is a link to a blog available below. You will also find a link to the Pilots N Paws website. He has not been adopted yet, so if you have any connections in the New York area, let them know he is available and looking for a good home.