Dog Is My CoPilot transports at risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting. Peter E. Rork, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and lifelong pilot, co-founded the organization in 2012 with the goal of saving as many animal lives as possible. DIMC works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals in fifteen Western states to coordinate transports. They provide air services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers with whom they partner. Since inception, DIMC has helped save the lives of over 16,000 dogs and cats with transport flights.
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Every day over 2,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanized in our nations shelters— the result of too many animals and too few homes. We are working to reduce euthanasia rates by transporting animals from places with overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting to adopt them.
DIMC flies as many animals as possible in a single flight to maximize efficiency. DIMC does not charge our partners organizations for our transport services. As opposed to long-distance ground transportation or the red tape of commercial flights, transporting animals via private aircraft is efficient and affordable — just $64 per animal, per flight. But resources are always in demand and DIMC looks to the public to keep flying.
Since its founding, DIMC has grown from saving a few hundred lives a year to more than 2,500 annually. DIMC’s success is due also to its dedicated team of organizers and contributors.