Airlines Break Their Own Rules So Pets Can Escape Fires

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More than 80,000 Fort McMurray’s residents in Canada were forced to flee their homes because of the massive wildfires in recent days. Thankfully, West Jet and Canadian North airlines have been making the evacuation process easier by letting people fly with their pets in the cabin.
“It’s definitely unusual to carry pets in the cabin, but due to the unusual circumstances we were able to bend the rules to accommodate these animals,” a spokesperson from Canadian North told Huffington Post Canada.
Normally, animals traveling by plane should be kept in the cargo hold. However, in the current circumstances the residents are not allowed to return home for crates so it’s wonderful that they can take their beloved animals with them.
(h/t: thedodo, huffpost)

More than 80,000 Canadians were forced to flee their homes in the recent days

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Image credits: Cas Courcelles

Massive wildfires in Fort McMurray made it difficult to get their pets to safety, too

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Image credits: Jen C

Thankfully, West Jet and Canadian North airlines have been letting pets fly in the cabin

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Image credits: Canadian North

“Due to the unusual circumstances we were able to bend the rules to accommodate these animals,” said  Canadian North’s spokesperson

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Image credits: Jen C

The staff are even fostering the cat named Meow Meow after her pregnant owner went into labour

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Image credits: Big Brothers Big Sis

Normally, animals traveling by plane should be kept in the cargo hold

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Image credits: Canadian North

However, currently the residents are not allowed to return home for crates

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Image credits: Jen C

So it’s wonderful that they can take their beloved animals with them

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Image credits: Jen C

They can comfort each other on the way to safety

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Image credits: Amanda Weger


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Airlines Break Their Own Rules So Pets Can Escape Fires

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