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Operation Thanksgiving Day Pet Flight to Freedom in Effect



November 24, 2009

In conjunction with Best Friends Animal Society, Pet Airways will launch its first pet rescue airlift this Thanksgiving in an effort to place homeless dogs with new families.

The dogs are being driven to Chicago by Best Friends on Thursday, where they will have Thanksgiving dinner at the Pet Airways Pet Lounge. Pet Airways will then provide free transportation from their hub at Chicago's Midway Airport to the Pet Airways Pet Lounge in Farmingdale, New York on Friday morning, where the dogs will be made available for adoption.

As part of their ongoing mission to help resolve the growing dilemma of homeless pets, Pet Airways has launched their 'Flight to Freedom,' providing space on their plane to help pets that need to be rescued -- of which there are many. According to the ASPCA, 1 to 2 million pets are estimated to have been abandoned since the start of the recession in December 2007.

"Thanksgiving," Pet Airways said in a released statement, "is a great day to not only give our pets a hug for all the love that they give us, but to also help out some pets in need."

Follow the rescue on the Pet Airways Web site at

Image courtesy of Pet Airways

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