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Wed May 11, 2016, 08:40 AM

Calgary pilot breaks rules to fly Fort McMurray animals to shelter



By: Jeremy Simes

Pilot Keith Mann didn’t think twice to break the rules and load his plane with more than 40 furry friends, after they spent a few days north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

More than 80,000 Fort McMurray residents were ordered to flee last Tuesday, leaving many without their pets as they were barred from re-entering the city due to the advancing wildfire.

Since then, owners and their fur babies have begun to reunite through ongoing animal rescue efforts after the flames subsided.

Mann, Suncor Energy’s manager of flight operations, said it just made sense to fly his load of critters down south after they sought refuge north of Fort McMurray.

“We’re all animal lovers here,” Mann said. “We knew it was important for owners to re-connect with them.”

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http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/05/09/calgary-pilot-flies-displaced-fort-mcmurray-animals-shelter.html

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 08:53 AM

1. I love that pup's face!

What a great thing to do.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 12:51 PM

2. Sending good vibes to the whole crew.

Hope the airline supports this and gives them a commendation. Mann sounds reasonable.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #2)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:31 PM

4. Kudos!

Most airlines don't give a damn about animals, even when they are paying passengers.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 12:55 PM

3. Well, Canada is a civilised country.

 

No wonder Rafael and Ted Cruz felt they had to leave.

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