Bennett is not your typical pilot. He volunteers for Pilots N Paws (PNP), a national nonprofit that provides free transportation for any animal who has a home waiting. "We widen the field where adoption can take place," Kate Quinn, PNP's executive director, told The Dodo.
PNP was founded in 2008 and has more than 5,000 volunteer pilots who fly more than 15,000 rescued animals every year, and not just dogs and cats. Birds, donkeys, snakes, pigs and even a dolphin have flown, the latter using an inflatable pool, inside cargo planes. The organization has flown close to 100,000 animals, according to Quinn.