An army veteran has such a deep love for stray animals that he learned how to fly, forked $65,000 to buy an airplane and then started to save animals that were about to be put down, all over the country.
Paul Steklenski, from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, is a 45 year old veteran that has always loved animals and wanted to show compassion for them, then he started dedicating his time in order to save these pets that he so much adores from the shelters.
The kind man adopted a homeless dog named Tessa from a local rescue a few years ago.
He was so sad thinking how a lot of other pooches may be put down so he decided to rescue as many cats and dogs as possible.
The veteran founded the Flying Fur Animal Rescue in May 2015, that was a rescue group dedicated to save “animals, one rescue flight at a time.”
The kind man has used his own plane since then and has saved more than 1500 animals from their shelters all across the US.
“When I first started flying there were times when I wanted to quit because I didn’t think I could do it, but I kept going back,” Paul said. “Seeing the dogs at the shelter was heartbreaking. It was horrible to think that there were so many animals being [put down] because they’re stuck in a certain area.”
The man admits that when he sees animals suffering it makes him so sad but helping them makes him feel alive.
“It’s an extremely emotional job but it’s very rewarding,” the Army veteran said. “I realised I could help make a difference by going down there, picking them up and taking them to other shelters.”
“I have a feeling they know better things are going to happen for them. It is very rewarding. It’s not only the animal it makes a difference to – that dog or cat is going to be affecting someone new,” Paul said.
Angels in human form exist and Paul is definitely one of them.