Last Saturday, a devastating wildfire sadly took over the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. And while the fire is still not under control (you can find frequent updates here), all residents of Fort McMurray were successfully evacuated by the time the fire reached the city… along with their pets!
The Canadian North Airlines crew helped 130 evacuees to board the cabin with their pets – an extra 26 four-legged passengers: 19 dogs, 5 cats and 2 turtles.
During the one-hour flight to Edmonton, the pets were allowed to roam free in the cabin. From the various photos and news reports, it’s clear to see that the pets provided great comfort to their owners, and hopefully to other passengers on the plane, during these difficult times.
Wanda Murray, flight attendant, told CBC that the animals were all very well behaved, didn’t get in the way of her carrying out her duties, and caused no issues at all on board.
Our thoughts are with the residents of Fort McMurray (human, furry and scaly), and we hope that they’ll be able to return home soon.
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