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Owner of FTC FBO at Morristown Airport Helps Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) Save Lives

Dirk van der Sterre, Owner of FTC FBO, shaking hands with HFGDR Georgia foster Donna Brannan before take off.
HFGDR Junior Ambassador, Samantha Moreland, with Floyd. Samantha went on the Georgia trip where Floyd was saved.
Floyd, golden puppy, so happy to land in New Jersey to start his new life. Floyd is up for adoption. See more info on  
HFGDR volunteers help the pups off the plane at FTC FBO Morrsitown Airport.

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Sunday, July 7 at around 5 p.m., 15 puppies and dogs landed at the Morristown Airport, marking the beginning of their second chance. Dirk van der Sterre, Owner/Manager of FTC FBO at Morristown Airport, witnessed an airplane transport come in to his airport on May 16. That day he met Home for Good Dog Rescue volunteers as well as the pilots who work through a non-profit group called Pilots N Paws (  Home for Good Dog Rescue is a 100 percent foster-based rescue with an office in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Since its inception in August 2010, HFGDR has adopted about 2,000 dogs into loving homes.

Needless to say, Dirk was inspired by what he saw and wanted to get involved to help Home for Good Dog Rescue save more innocent lives. He and his wife, Jill, knew they would be flying their jet from Florida back to New Jersey on July 7, so they contacted HFGDR and offered to stop in Georgia to help transport dogs in need. On a recent trip to Georgia with three Junior Ambassadors (16 years old), Home for Good Dog Rescue saved about 100 puppies and dogs from euthanasia. The van der Sterre’s jet transport that landed in New Jersey this past Sunday had fifteen lucky puppies and dogs aboard, all who were saved on Home for Good’s trip to Georgia in June.  Thanks to Home for Good Dog Rescue, Dirk and Jill van der Sterre, FTC FBO at Morristown Airport and Majestic Jet in Florida for donating toward the flight costs, these dogs were given their second chance at life. The rest of the dogs saved on HFGDR’s trip are scheduled to come to New Jersey in the coming weeks.

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Saturday, July 13 at the Livingston Mall 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 at Petco in Raritan 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 at Pet Valu in Madison 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, July 28 at the Summit Farmer’s Market

Saturday, Aug. 3 at Pet Supplies Plus in Short Hills 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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