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Sky Ark

Sky Ark Inc. is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides free air and ground transportation and airlift services to rescue groups and government agencies during natural disaster. They use volunteer pilots to fly rescue, special needs, or animals with medical issues, for free.[1][2]

Sky Ark Inc.
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Founded2003 by Mickey and Cara Russell in Buena Vista, Colorado
TypeNon-profit, Interest group, Animal Welfare
  • Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
FieldsAir transport for animals and pets

Sky Ark is one of the oldest running nonprofit organization providing free transport services for animals to IRS approved rescue groups, zoos and sanctuaries needing to transport animals over long distances in the United States. They also provide transports during disasters and desperate crisis situations to the animal and humanitarian community.

Sky Ark was founded in April 2003 by Mickey and Cara Russell, using their own financial resources and later transitioned to being funded through a variety of sources, including private, foundation and corporate donations.[3]

On June 28, 2016, Mickey Russell shot and killed his estranged wife, Cara Russell and then shot and killed himself.[3]

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  1. ^ "Desert Animal Companions: People Helping Animals on the Navajo Nation". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "ANIMAL RESCUE TAKING OFF". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Couple killed in downtown Denver murder-suicide on Wynkoop identified – The Denver Post". Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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