Intradco Global rescues 88 dogs with Save Our Scruff from Costa Rica

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Intradco Global, world's leading equine and animal transportation air charter specialist, recently completed rehoming of 88 rescue dogs. The dogs were flown from Costa Rica to Canada where they would travel onwards to their new homes.

Intradco Global worked with Toronto-based rescue organisation, Save Our Scruff, who are dedicated to saving dogs and finding them loving, permanent homes. This specific rescue mission was nicknamed ‘Costapawlooza’ and it saw dogs from all over Costa Rica travelling from San Jose International Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The dogs travelled safely and securely in an Embraer 120 Brasilia cargo aircraft for the flight, which was 8 hours in total plus a short fuel stop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Intradco Global cargo account manager, Erica Resendes, travelled onboard with the dogs as an animal flight attendant, ensuring they were safe and happy and could receive any attention they needed during their journey.

Erica said, “Working on this project was an amazing heart-warming experience. It is so rewarding to know that Intradco Global has helped in this small way giving these sweet dogs a wonderful new life here in Canada.  A truly exceptional movement to be a part of!”

Upon their arrival in Toronto, half the dogs have been adopted to their forever homes, whilst the others are initially going to foster families waiting to join find their perfect forever home

Tom Lamb, regional manager North America at Intradco Global, explained, “Due to the lack of scheduled passenger flights caused by the covid pandemic, these essential dog rescue missions have turned to charter flights as an alternative solution. We worked closely with the airline, rescue charity and authorities to bring this project together and ensure the best outcome was achieved. Thankfully the dogs arrived safely into Toronto, to enjoy their new lives as Canadian citizens.”


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