Pilot Moved To Tears By Neglected Old Dog Who Is Embarking On New Life

A senior dog named Emma recently embarked on a new life…at 14 years of age. Pilot Paul Steklenski, of the non-profit Flying Fur Animal Rescue, helped make Emma’s journey possible, and though he has helped fly hundreds of animals to various rescue agencies, this sweet senior dog was one of the most difficult transports that he has undertaken.

It wasn’t Emma’s demeanor which made the rescue journey difficult…it was her story. Emma spent the majority of her life living alone in the dirt, beneath a porch. Emma’s former life was one without luxury – no soft beds, no toys, no treats, or companionship.

Now that Emma has been safely delivered to the Animals R Family Rescue agency, her future is bright. The rescue group is committed to finding her a new home, where her well-being and comfort will be a priority.

On December 29, the rescue group, which adopts to areas all over the Northeast and Pennsylvania, described Emma:

“She is one of the kindest and sweetest dogs on the planet. She loves to spoon, cuddle and give kisses. She loves everyone, including respectful kids of all ages and she adores other dogs. She is easy-going, laid back and has perfect house manners.

Do not let her age fool you, she is sprightly and active. She does 3x 30-minute (slow-paced) walks a day. Besides some protruding discs in her spine, she in in great health. She is social and outgoing and likes to see “hi” to everyone and every dog she meets.”

Emma’s ideal home will be free of stairs (and cats!!) and will include a well-behaved canine sibling. Emma is currently on medication, but a kind sponsor is covering the cost for the remainder of Emma’s life.

Emma, with the help of her rescue group, shared a few words of comfort with her pilot hero:

“Paul, thank you for flying me to my rescue. While I am still looking for my forever home, I am enjoying my foster home where kind supporters have sent me bones and treats. Do not cry, Paul … I do not cry anymore …. I am healthy and loved and know my forever family is out there somewhere. Lots of love, Emma.”

Find Emma’s rescue group on Facebook here.

Learn more about Paul Steklenski’s Flying Fur Animal Rescue here.

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

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