PORTLAND, Maine — As documentary filmmakers, Alicia Wszelaki and Matt Nothelfer are always on the lookout for a good story. They found one when they met Paul Steklenski. An Army veteran who lives in Pennsylvania, Steklenski flies a small plane to the South once or twice a month to rescue unwanted dogs and cats. He picks the animals up from shelters where they are sometimes just a day or two away from being euthanized, loads them into his aircraft, and flies them hundreds of miles north to new homes. The name of his nonprofit operation: Flying Fur Animal Rescue.
Wszelaki and Nothelfer set out to tell the story in a documentary called “Flying Fur."