Continental IS providing free transport to the pets of hurricane victims. September 08, 2005 11:11 AM
If transport was a problem in fostering a Katrina victim, this will be a big help.
Continental IS providing free transport to the pets of hurricane victims.
If anyone is looking to foster or adopt a Katrina victim, this information was on the Petfinder forum...contact any of the rescue groups working in the area
PLEASE NOTE THAT CONTINENTAL IS ONLY OFFERING THIS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET THESE HOMELESS ANIMALS SHIPPED TO FOSTER HOMES
ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW! PLEASE CALL Continental Airlines at 1-800-575-3335 TO GET THE DETAILS AND TO COORDINATE.
The number for animal transport is 800-575-3335. You have to wait through the announcement and then you will get a live person! Continental IS providing free transport to the pets of hurricane victums.
Here are some details:
Only offered on large jets - no small commuter planes for the animals safety.
You must have a crate. It must be the appropriate size for the animal.
The shipper must have identification from LA, MS or AL.
If the person is traveling with the pet, it must be in under the seat crate,she thought this applied to rescue flights from NO, but was not sure.
If the animal is traveling from a non-affected city (like Houston) a health certificate is required. There are lots of resources for health certs in these cities.
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If the animal is traveling from an affected city (within LA, MS and AL) they will allow a hand written note from a rescue organization stating that the animal is healthy enough to travel.Unfortunately the airport in Biloxi is still not open. This service will only be available for another 3 to 5 days. They want to limit this to a couple of weeks at the most - so, time is of the essence.
Call the number above for more info if you need transport