Rescued dogs reach new home via American Airlines Cargo flights

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Dec 16, 2016: American Airlines Cargo and Society for Companion Animals, a Dallas-based non-profit, help dozens of dogs from Texas to the East Coast, find new homes this holiday season.

Society for Companion Animals transported a record-breaking 61 dogs in two days, each rescued from streets and shelters. The dogs flew to their forever homes via 19 American Airlines flights.

Each pet, wearing a sweater of its own, traveled from DFW to New York (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL) and New Jersey (EWR). 

“Our team puts in a lot of effort to ensure these animals receive the same level of attention and care a human passenger would,” said Chuck O’Connell, manager – Cargo Services, DFW.

“And it’s all worth it knowing each will make it safely to a new home for the holidays.”

The dogs were transported to their flights from the American Airlines Cargo Priority Parcel Service (PPS) Centre at DFW.

“The customer service and care that American Airlines Cargo has for our rescue dogs is heartwarming,” said Tawana Couch, president of Society for Companion Animals.

“Every dog is treated exceedingly well and looked after during the process of traveling to his or her forever home. These rescue dogs really feel loved by the American Airlines Cargo workers who oversee their flights.”

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