The Ameristar companies, as many of you know, serve two
distinctive and unrelated industries: automotive production and
high-end passenger travel. Every day, we are called to move raw
or finished automotive manufacturing parts, celebrities, or
professional or college athletes.
Occasionally, a rare call comes from one of various
animal-welfare organizations across the country, and those
calls, unlike any other, excite all sorts of emotion in our
staff. Itís flattering to be remembered for services performed
in the past, but that new call means that somewhere, animals are
in trouble, and the rescue will require expensive transportation
Last week, The Humane Society of the United States and its
Arkansas chapter participated in the recovery of almost 400
animals, including 320 dogs, 28 miniature horses, cats, exotic
birds, rare turtles, and a full-sized horse from a puppy mill in
Logan County, Arkansas. Nearly half of the animals required
medical attention. Agencies from around the country offered
their support for these animals, including our friends Bob Rhode
and Theresa Geary at Dumb Friends League of Denver, Colorado.
We first worked with Bob and Theresa during hurricane Katrina in
2005. Last week we were proud to fly nearly 100 rescued dogs to
Denver, where Dumb Friends League volunteers will care for these
animals and find them loving homes.
For information about how you, too, can help Dumb Friends
League, please visit their website at
ĎHope Spring brings you and
yours many joys!
Tom Wachendorfer, Jr.
Founder and President
Ameristar Jet Charter, Inc.
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