Airline Breaks The Rules To Help Pets Escape Wildfire
There isn't much worse than having to evacuate your home. We know all too well what it's like to have to pack up what you can and run from a hurricane. Imagine if you're entire area was evacuated due to a massive wildfire. That's exactly what happened this week in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada. More than 80,000 people were told to leave their homes and thousands of structures have been destroyed.
But what about the pets? Canadian North Airlines had the answer. The company threw its pet policies requiring extra tickets and special carriers out the window. Dogs and cats were able to sit with their owners as they literally flew for their lives- leaving all the know behind. In a news release, the airline reinforced its goal of supporting passengers dealing with a major event.
Over the past week, Canadian North’s team members have been proud to support our oil sands clients as they respond to the Northern Alberta wildfires. These companies have generously opened their sites as places of refuge for thousands of people (and pets) impacted by the fires. At their request, our airline has operated hundreds of extra flights, moving thousands of people and tons of supplies. We will continue to support our clients with extra flights as long as necessary, and we are truly honoured to assist them in their outstandingly kind and caring response to the events of the past week.
It's rare that we can gush about a good corporate decision in this day and age, but I don't even live in Canada and I would love to fly with them. GOOD always wins.