(WSVN) – Dozens of dogs and cats from Puerto Rico got first-class treatment, courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
The airline used one of their Boeing 737s to transport 14,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies to San Juan on last week. On the return trip, they brought 62 dogs and cats back to Baltimore, where they were put up for adoption.
Southwest partnered with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a non-profit based in Virginia, in a team effort that took months of organization.
Mirah Horowitz, the executive director and founder of Lucky Dog, told the Dallas News it all started when she sent an email to Southwest’s CEO Gary Kelly, asking if the airline would consider helping the hurricane-ravaged country by donating a round-trip flight.
Kelly was on-board with the idea, and the furry flight was soon set in motion with pilots and flight attendants who all agreed to volunteer their time for the trip. PR Animals, an …