Flying & Driving to save lives!
We are an ever growing team of volunteers committed to saving someone's future pet, wherever and whenever we can. Our goal is to improve lives, not only of the rescued animals, but the compassionate, loving families that adopt them, we have seen, time and time again, the joy that a pet brings to their new home...
Watch some of the lovable reasons we do what we do!
This Years Rescues
July 10, 2021
RV2Rescue volunteer pilot's Bill and Clarissa aid in the Lava fire animal rescue
Pilots ready the aircraft for departure of the Rio Vista airport
Bill and Clarissa in the cockpit
July 05, 2021
Dog thrown away for having Mange
Here is an example of a dog dumped and left to die at a shelter in Fresno because it had mange.
Day 1, dumped at the shelter
Two weeks later, a healthy, happy dog.
Day 3, Bright eyed, ready to love
June 17, 2021
Figaro travels the skies for his new home
Figaro is racking up a bunch of frequent flyer miles! Volunteer Pilot Ryan from Sacramento flew Figaro to Santa Barbara on the start of his journey to Colorado.
Pilot Ryan with Figaro
June 15, 2021
Freddie boards his flight
You heard of pilotsnpaws…..well here is pilotsnclaws.
Clarissa Spears has taken to the air with Freddie a Goffin Cockatiel. The smallest of the Cockatiels, but one of the most mischievous and smartest. Luckily he didn’t open his cage during the flight.
Freddie’s owner is a young college girl whose parents urged her to find a more appropriate home for Freddie.
Fortunately, Lindy Turner, a Redding, Ca dog rescuer, said she has an aviary and will give Freddie a good home.
After Freddie arrived in Redding he did a happy dance.
Clarissa Spears and Freddie
Freddie boards his unfeathered flight
Freddie gets his seat assignment
Sharon Pearce, Freddie’s chauffer
May 25, 2021
Up close tour of an animal rescue aircraft
Mona Elliott receives donations from St Joseph’s Church kids as part of their Catechism class for Lent. Thanks to Jackie Evans for her wonderful leadership on behalf of St Joseph’s Catholic Church. The kids had a chance to take a close up look at the Cherokee Airplane used for many of the animal transports arranged by RV2theRescue.
St Joseph’s Catechism class
May 15, 2021
Fist leg of Kodiak's journey
Marcia Frankhouser, Assistant Coordinator greets pilot Rick Reeves
Kodiak arrives safe and sound at Hillsboro, OR.
Puppy attendant Dale
Kodiak, rides patiently with pilot Martin
May 08, 2021
Chapo the sweet Bullmastiff
Chapo take a little R & R
Chapo heads to his new home
April 17, 2021
A Baaad Situation Ends Well
April 13, 2021
40 Cats in one Airplane!
Thanks so much to pilot Kevin who teaches Aviation Maintenance at Sacramento City college by day, and rescues kittens when needed. On this mission Kevin transported 40 cat, mostly babies as young as 3 weeks old from Visalia and flew them to Rio Vista airport where they were met by the folks from Kitty 911 of Antioch . They will see to the cats foster care needs and find each of them a wonderful family.
40 cats flew first class to Rio Vista
April 13, 2021
40 Cats in one Airplane!
A cat with a birds-eye view
Tiffani and her co-pilot/ Attendant
A plane load of supplies headed to the Rescue in Visalia
March 25 2021
Nate transports 17 kittens!
Nate unloads 17 kittens destined for Antioch rescue
An urgent request was made to transport a seriously ill pup from Visalia to a rescue in Santa Rosa. The sick puppy displayed symptoms similar to Parvo, an often fatal disease, or possibly an intestinal blockage. The owner was advised to take the pup to a local vet asap and the rescue would pay the bill.
As plans were coming together for a flight, the owner notified the coordinator that the pup was dying and shortly thereafter the puppy died. He had ingested a chicken bone and the owner waited 2 days before seeking help. I am too upset to post his picture. Please don't let this happen to your dog. Get help immediately!
February 20, 2021
Another very happy ending...
We wanted to share this post from Dogwood Animal Rescue Project because it typifies the work that rescues do day in and day out. A new life for Garrett . Watch the transformation from living alone outside on a chain to loved, adored member of the family. THIS is why we rescue. So dogs like Garrett can live the lives they deserve. Making a difference one animal at a time. www.dogwoodanimalrescue.org
February 06, 2021
Rescued dog dumped at Airport
A rescued dog was abandoned at Rio Vista Airport on Saturday, 02/06/21. Early Sunday Sue Clark , of RV2the Rescue was informed, via email, that a rescue transport from Visalia landed at the Rio Vista Airport on Saturday. The flight was transporting some cats that were headed to a rescue in Antioch, Ca. and a Husky dog that was to be flown to the San Carlos airport and then picked up by a San Francisco rescue organization. The pilot decided he no longer wanted the dog in his airplane, so he tied the dog to a post at the Rio Vista airport and departed.
According to the pilot, he left the dog behind because of the way he smelled, instead of taking him to San Carlos, as planned, a mere 15 minutes away. The pilot sent a message to the shelter in Visalia saying he was leaving the dog at the airport. Ketrena, from the shelter, was able to contact the folks who picked up the cats and asked if they would return to the airport and retrieve the dog. When the folks from Antioch returned, they found the dog tied to a post. The dog was eventually delivered to the San Francisco rescue. He is currently in a foster home for the Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco.
January 23, 2021
Kipper, a happy, sweet French/English bulldog mix had been living in Reedley Ca. since he was a puppy. But now at the age of 5 the only owner he's known decided he no longer wanted to care for him and set off to give him away. It appears that no effort was made to vet the person receiving Kipper. His next home was with a woman that chose to keep him outdoors day and night, this was a radical change from all that Kipper knew since he was a pup. And so Kipper began barking insistently throughout the night. Isolated, and likely scared and confused, barking was his only option as he tried to make sense of his current predicament. The woman that took Kipper in did not seem to have the patience needed to help Kipper adjust to his new surroundings, instead, within a few days of taking in Kipper, the woman put the word out that she would harm the dog if someone did not come and take him away.
Fortunately, for Kipper, Christie, a compassionate animal rescuer heard about this dog, and quickly sprung into action to save Kipper. Christie arranged to bring Kipper to Fresno, Ca. where Kipper hitched a ride to Lodi, Ca. with Mary a transport volunteer. Waiting for Kipper in Lodi, Ca. was Marielle Moyer who then transported Kipper to a rescue named Whiskers, Tails and Ferals in Napa Ca. where his life would be saved. Somehow Kipper must have known that his ordeal was coming to an end because it had not dampened his spirit to show love to the people who took part in saving his life.
Marielle Moyer, a Nevada resident and Vice President of Aviation Partners, Inc. is an avid volunteer for RV2theRescue. Aviation Partners, Inc. is headquartered in Carson City, Nv. They provide creative skills in aviation related to education, research, and development. They also provide the aircraft used in many of the rescue missions carried out by RV2TheRescue throughout California.