Rachael Ray Foundation's "Generous, Life-Saving" Donation to Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team Helps Buy New Plane

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired April 23, 2018

Our hearts!

If there's one thing our Rachael loves, it's animals...

...and she proved it yet again with one of her latest donations through the Rachael Ray Foundation!

The foundation was able to provide Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, or PAART, a Pittsburgh-based aviation animal rescue operation, with what the organization called a "generous, life-saving" donation.

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Thus far, PAART has saved 7,300 animals, and they hope to be able to save many more with Rachael's donation, which went towards a new, bigger plane. PAART co-founder, Jonathan Plesset, says that while PAART currently averages about 12 animal rescues per flight, the new plane could help them save up to 30 animals every time they go out.

Incredible right?

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"Rachael, the example you set by paying it forward and helping a cause dear to your heart is about more than just the donation," PAART wrote on its Facebook page. "These acts of kindness are contagious and they inspire our team, and those around us, to do more."

A portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®, is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation™, which helps animals in need. Through March 2018, more than $27 million dollars have been donated to animal charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more.

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