Animal Rescue Flyin’ Planes & Savin' Lives

Our goal is to unite shelter pets with owners who can provide a comfortable, happy home. Thousands of animals are euthanized at shelters every single day. The sad reality is that when stray animals are captured by the pound, they are merely on death row unless someone comes to adopt them. Fortunately, some shelters have outreach campaigns that can garner interest for their animals from far outside their local area. It is not uncommon for a particular pet to find a prospective owner from hundreds of miles away. The purpose of this fundraiser is to facilitate the transfer of these pets to their far away forever homes.

My name is Nobi Buntin. I am an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and the founder of Aloha Aviators. Originally founded in Honolulu, Hawaii – the Aloha Aviators is a non-profit organization dedicated to aviation for philanthropy. This spring, the Aloha Aviators have committed to fly and serve the West Coast. It is our intention to fly at least one shelter mission per week, and we are raising funds to make that possible. All funds will be used towards the cost of transportation. The cost of one hour in flight is approximately $200.

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*The cover shot is a photo of Andy the Rescue Dog.
Andy was a stray dog coated with mud and a hot mess when he was found wandering the streets of Arlington, Texas. Aloha Aviators aircraft owner and pilot Andrew McClintock volunteered his airplane, time, and fuel to rescue Andy from being euthanized at a local kill shelter. Nobi Buntin, the founder of Aloha Aviators, a non-profit organization, acted as the co-pilot and transported Andy from Arlington, TX, to Manhattan, KS.
To prepare Andy for his new life, he spent one week in Manhattan, where he was neutered. After Andy fully recovered, he was adopted to his forever home in North Carolina by a lifelong animal lover who had been mourning the recent loss of her two furry friends. Andy is ecstatic to be her loyal companion and offer emotional support to his new owner.


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Nobi Wonkenobi 
San Jose, CA
Alex Buntin 
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