Pet Airways Conducts Operation Thanksgiving Day Pet Flight To Freedom - The First Ever Pet Rescue Airlift

Thanksgiving Day Holiday 2009

Operation Thanksgiving Day Pet Flight to Freedom will provide a plane load of pets with a free flight to a better life

Nov 23, 2009, 13:08 ET from Pet Airways

CHICAGO, BALTIMORE, and NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ever pet rescue airlift will take place this Thanksgiving Holiday with a flight from Pet Airways' Pet Lounge at Chicago's Midway Airport to the Pet Airways Pet Lounge in Farmingdale, New York.

In conjunction with Best Friends Animal Society, Pet Airways is helping to place these currently homeless dogs with new families by providing free transportation to the New York area where they will be made available for adoption.

As part of its ongoing mission of working toward a time when there are No More Homeless Pets(TM), Best Friends collaborates with rescue and shelter organizations throughout the country to place needy pets in loving homes. One of the issues of rescuing large numbers of pets is getting them to new homes. Pet Airways is helping in this endeavor, by flying an entire planeload of rescued dogs to New York, where a local shelter has come forth to accept these pets to help them be adopted.

Pet Airways was created to provide a safe and comfortable alternative to flying pets in the cargo hold of planes. Pet Airways Pawsengers fly in the main cabin of our aircraft with a Pet Attendant watching over them at all times.

As part of Pet Airways' Corporate Responsibility Policy, Pet Airways provides space on our planes to help pets that need to be rescued. Thanksgiving is a great day to not only give our pets a hug for all the love that they give us, but to also help out some pets in need.

Follow the rescue and how the pets travel on the Pet Airways website. Pets are being driven to Chicago by Best Friends on Thanksgiving Day where they will have their Thanksgiving dinner at the Pet Airways Pet Lounge. After the dinner, pets will enjoy the love of lots of volunteers, will sleep happily that night, and board the Pet Airways Pet Flight to Freedom on Friday morning.

SOURCE Pet Airways