Airlines Are Breaking The Rules So That Pets Can Escape The Fires With Their Humans

Andrea A.
12/5/2016

Since May 1, Canadian firefightershave been fighting tirelessly to control the massive wildlife which has ravaged the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. In what is the largest natural disaster the country has ever known, over100,000 residents have had to flee their homes, leaving behindall their possessions.

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But for thepeople with pets, there was absolutely no way they were leaving without their four-leggedcompanions.However, two Canadian airlines,West Jet andCanadian North, disobeyed the rules and madesure these humans wouldn't have to part from their beloved animals.https://twitter.com/michelledhatt/status/728726087040176132?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwDespite the fact that petsaren't allowed onflights, the airlines made an exception allowingall dogs and cats to stay right beside theiranxious humans in the cabin.https://twitter.com/mprzedborski/status/728951082542575616?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwA spokesperson forCanadian North told the Huffington Post:

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.

https://twitter.com/CanadianNorth/status/728611273613545473?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwThe animals were everywhere to be seen on the flights, on people's laps, in seats, or lying down in the alleys:https://twitter.com/AliBlair112/status/728618360120877058?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwThe airline's amazing gesture has warmed the hearts of internet users worldwide, and received international praise.

Pet passengers aboard a Canadian North flight with Fort McMurray evacuees (via @aliblair112/Twitter)Posted by CBC Nova Scotia on Friday, May 6, 2016