BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — Early Saturday morning, a local pilot took off for an important mission in Virginia.

Alan Connor and his daughter went off to pick up two rescue dogs from North Carolina. The volunteer-run was for a nationwide group called “Pilots N Paws” that helps find rescue pets new homes.

“We flew down to New River Airport, Virginia, and the dogs came from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. And there was a driver who drove them about an hour and a half and met us at the airport.”

Both dogs were taken to a local animal shelter and will be put up for adoption.