Offbeat Southwest Airlines flew a plane full of dogs and cats from Texas to San Diego

15:41  10 september  2017
15:41  10 september  2017 Source:   Houston Chronicle

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Southwest Airlines recently flew with a cabin full of dogs and cats rescued from Texas shelters. It just doesn’t get more adorable than that. According to a press release, the plane flew more than 60 animals to the San Diego shelter location, and they will be up for adoption soon.

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The flight this week held a cabin full of animals escorted by volunteers. The pets were en route to the Helen Woodward Animal Center's San Diego adoption center.

These animals were residing temporarily in a shelter operated by Operation Pets Alive. They were collected from various animal shelters around Houston after they were displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Time was tight for the pets as options were running out for them. Luckily, some humans stepped in.

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Southwest Airlines flew more than 60 animals out of storm-hit Houston to a facility in San Diego . Their actions has helped relieve the strain on overcrowded rescue centres in Texas that have seen an influx of displaced animals in the wake of the deadly storm.

Flying the orphaned animals to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego , California was literally a life-saving gesture. The Texas rescue group, Operation Pets Alive! had taken in an overwhelming number of orphaned dogs and cats who had inhabited shelters before the storm and

"There are shelters that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, without electricity, without supplies," Mike Arms, president and CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, said in a statement this week.

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On June 18, 1971, a Southwest Airlines plane flown by Capt. In early 1982, it added service to San Diego , Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Phoenix-its first service to cities outside of Texas and the surrounding states.

PHOTO: Southwest flew 64 displaced cats and dogs out of Austin, Texas . (photo via Flickr/Can Do Canines). Wednesday's adorable flight transported 64 dogs and cats from Austin, Texas to San Diego .

"Operation Pets Alive has taken in an overwhelming number of orphan dogs and cats who had inhabited those shelters before the storm and were suddenly facing euthanasia simply because they had no place to go."

Southwest was more than happy to cede a plane to four-legged passengers.

"We're so happy to partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to extend hope to Houston by transporting shelter animals to a new home in San Diego, while making additional space for family pets whose humans are currently displaced," Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Chief Communications Officer said this week.

"Our employees care so deeply for our customers and all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including our sweet little four-legged friends." she added.

No word if they dogs and cats got their complimentary drinks and snacks on the direct flight to San Diego.

The pets will reside at the shelter but will soon be up for adoption, according to a statement from HWAC.

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