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Southwest Flies the Furriest Victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM | by | Comments (0)


The last time we heard from Southwest Airlines they were busy rescuing a beautiful little butterfly that missed the memo to head to warmer weather for the winter. Well now the airline that provides plenty of LUV to all creatures and critters is at it again, but this time the helping out furry friends displaced due to Hurricane Sandy.

Over the weekend Southwest organized a special charter flight and around 60 dogs and cats from the Save A Pet organization on Long Island as well as Delco SPCA to send these little guys towards a better home. There was a special onboard crew, as animal rescue experts from SeaWorld were caring for the animals.

The plane touched down over in California, as the animals now have a new—hopefully temporary—home at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Not only do these pets get a second chance at a better home, but it also opens up shelters back on the East Coast needed for more animals displaced due to the storm.

Moving forward the plan is for veterinarians to check out all the felines and canines, and then they’ll receive up-to-date vaccinations and be spayed or neutered. After that it'll be time to set everyone up with their new owners and new homes—all in time for the holidays.

[Photo: Southwest Airlines via Twitter]

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