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Canadian Airlines Break Their Own Rules, Allow Wildfire Evacuees to Fly with Their Pets

Airlines generally have strict policies when it comes to flying with animals, but in the wake of the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, some have broken their own rules. Canadian North and WestJet airlines have altered their policies to help local pets escape the devastation alongside their humans.

The massive fires have forced 80,000 residents to evacuate the city, some having just enough time to leave with their beloved pets in tow—never mind the regulation crates and carriers. “Due to the unusual circumstances we were able to bend the rules to accommodate these animals,” a spokesperson from Canadian North told The Huffington Post Canada.

Passengers, flight attendants, and even the airlines tweeted about the experience, and it looks like the pets were excited to fly. They sat on their humans’ laps, rested on the floor, and canoodled with other furry flyers. It’s all part of the effort to get them to safety and escaping the unruly wrath of the massive blaze, which has grown to cover 85,000 hectares—a size which rivals large metropolitan cities around the world.

Above photo source: @jencme35

Left photo source: @jencme35 | Right: @cascourcelles

Photo source: @jencme35

Photo source: @CanadianNorth

Photo source: @CanadianNorth

Photo source: @mum2boyz

via [Mashable, The Huffington Post Canada]

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