It is not unusual for those waiting for long traffic lights on Route 50 near the Easton Airport to look up at an incoming plane and wonder who might be in it, assuming, of course, that the occupants are humans. That impression might change after talking to retired Merchant Marine captain and recreational pilot, Joe DeRemer.
Almost every month, Joe, and his former flight attendant wife, Brenda, take off from Easton Airport to create an important transportation link between rescued dogs to eager new owners from Virginia to Pennsylvania as part of the national Pilots ‘n Paws program. From two to five dogs, (and sometimes a few cats) are carefully packed into the back of Joe’s single engine aircraft to make the two hour ride. By the end of the day, they will have been in the air for almost six hours with all costs covered with their own donations.
In his Spy interview, Joe talks about his love of flying and animals, the mission of Pilots ‘n Paws and the joy of being the conduit for orphaned pets and new families.
This video is approximately four minutes in length