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WestJet and Canadian North Airlines Break Rules For Pets!

Airlines Break Rules for Pets

You Have To Know WHEN to Break the Rules

WestJet and Canadian North Airlines certainly knew in this case that “some rules were meant to be broken.”   When 80,000 Canadian were forced the flee, their pets became a special problem.  The owners didn’t have cages, didn’t have time to “arrange things properly” and leaving their pets behind just wan’t a viable option.    This slide (courtesy  of Funpics), tells the story of Canadians fleeing the Ft. McMurry wildfires in May, 2016 how how these Airlines Break Rules For Pets!

 

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(via FunPics)

Here is a part of the article in the Huffingtonpost:

As one of the most catastrophic fires in Canada’s history threatened to engulf their city, more than 80,000 Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee last week — many of them with just the clothes on their backs.

Possessions were abandoned, left at the mercy of the encroaching flames; and for some desperate residents, they were forced to leave something far more precious behind: Their pets.

Good Samaritans and animal rescue groups have been helping to rescue and reunite pets with their owners. According to local reports, groups of civilian volunteers have been traveling to Fort McMurray in an attempt to save trapped pets from their homes.

At least two Canadian airlines also did their part to ensure that evacuating residents weren’t separated from their furry friends.

Like most airlines, WestJet and Canadian North have stringent restrictions when it comes to traveling with pets. But as photographs on social media show, they made an exception last week for those fleeing Fort McMurray.

“There’s been nothing really usual about what’s taking place,” Lauren Stewart, a WestJet spokesperson, told BuzzFeed Canada of the evacuations. “People have just shown up there with whatever they could grab, pets included.”   (via HuffintonPost)

There is a time for rules and a time for humanity.  WestJet and Canadian North obviously knew how to make that choice and we applaud them for making it correctly.  When we heard the story where “Airlines break rules for pets”, we knew we had to share it.  The pets of these 80,000 Canadians were able to remain with their families and that is a fantastic thing.  The victims of the huge wildfires raging around and over their homes certainly had enough trauma without adding senseless loss of their four-legged family members to their problems.

h/t to Huffintonpost for Feature Image from Instagrom and FunPics for their compiled Image

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