On July 5th, Pilots To The Rescue volunteer pilot Victor Girgenti headed out on a mission from New York down to North Carolina to meet Maverick Rescue & Transport. There he picked up 10 homeless dogs in need – dogs rescued by A New Chance Animal Rescue from overwhelmed and overcrowded shelters in NC and SC.

The dogs all had different stories -some were strays, some unwanted, others the victims of circumstances beyond their control. Each had been quarantined at A New Chance Animal Rescue’s partner vet, where they received their vaccinations and health certificates to prepare them for travel.

PTTR’s pilot Victor flew the dogs back to New York where he was met by volunteers from A New Chance, who transported the dogs to their Bedford facility, where they were walked, fed, and tucked in for their first night in the Big Apple, with many enjoying their first evening in new foster homes.

According to Sophia Silverman, A New Chance Animal Rescue “The dogs who came up last weekend are all settling in wonderfully and are such sweethearts!”

MAJOR AIRLINES Alaska Airlines – Pet in cabin – $100.00 USD each way Pet in baggage – $100.00 USD each way. Animal doesn’t have to be owned the traveler and can be a rescue pet. • The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item. • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. • Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned. • Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress. Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Dogs: boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), bull dog (all breeds), bull terrier, brussels griffon, chow chow, english toy spaniel, japanese spaniel/japanese chin, mastiff (all breeds), pekingese, pit bull (all breeds), pug (all breeds), shih tzu, staffordshire terrier. Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.

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