To Save Hundreds Of Dogs From Kill Shelters, This Army Vet Accepted His Own Mission Impossible

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Image: Facebook/Flying Fur Animal Rescue

When he uncovered the dark truth about how many healthy pets were being put down at high-kill shelters, Paul Steklenski knew that he had to do something about it. So he came up with an incredible way to help animals in need. But the mission was an extremely daunting task.

Image: Facebook/Flying Fur Animal Rescue

Steklenski is from Schwenksville in Pennsylvania. He is a U.S. Army veteran who spent the 1990s serving his country and led officer training at Kentucky’s Fort Knox. These days, he works as a network engineer and focuses on Cisco technologies.

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He also likes to cook and has an interest in classic cars. In spring 2013 Steklenski began working for a company near his home. “I started driving to my new job, and I would pass this small airfield,” he told CNN. “I don’t know why, but I just decided one day to go in and sign up for flying lessons.”

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