Rachel Bassett, a graduate of Manatee High School, was a regular volunteer with Orange County Animal Services when she was invited aboard a puppy rescue flight. Although she was nervous at first, the pilot let her take control of the plane for a short time. The flight brought 24 dogs to Florida from various rescue shelters in Alabama over the weekend.
Rachel Bassett, a graduate of Manatee High School, was a regular volunteer with Orange County Animal Services when she was invited aboard a puppy rescue flight. Although she was nervous at first, the pilot let her take control of the plane for a short time. The flight brought 24 dogs to Florida from various rescue shelters in Alabama over the weekend. Mike Young Provided photo
Rachel Bassett, a graduate of Manatee High School, was a regular volunteer with Orange County Animal Services when she was invited aboard a puppy rescue flight. Although she was nervous at first, the pilot let her take control of the plane for a short time. The flight brought 24 dogs to Florida from various rescue shelters in Alabama over the weekend. Mike Young Provided photo

Puppies on a plane? How a Florida grad is helping rescue dozens of dogs through the sky

July 10, 2018 01:46 PM