GALLIPOLIS — Pilot Dan Drennan, of “Pilots and Paws” recently collected local animals and returned them to New York to transport them to a waiting rescue.
Drennan has made several trips to the Ohio Valley region to continue with his mission of providing homeless animals with a chance at a new life. On this particular trip, Drennan collected six pit bull puppies and a Labrador mix pup. The pit bull pups were discovered in a ditch and were nursed back to health by Patty Jones, a local foster volunteer with Friends of Gallia County’s Animals rescue group.
After four weeks in care, all the pups were collected for transport to New York. Drennan typically flies to Gallia County to collect animals, but drove this particular trip because of the weather. Drennan made a 14-hour round trip in his vehicle. The pups are expected to be placed with Pibbles and More Pit Bull Rescue in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Labrador pup was discovered after having been hit by a car. A passerby discovered the animal and brought it to the River Bend Animal Clinic. With a cracked pelvis and broken femur, the animal’s surgeries are anticipated to be paid for by the Buffalo Cares Rescue in Buffalo.
Animals are sent abroad as local rescue members say that animal populations are already too high. Other regions have stricter spay and neuter laws and thus do not suffer from animal overpopulation as much as other regions.
Friends of Gallia County’s Animals claims to have already rescued 70 animals in January.