NYC Aviation released this video showing an inside view of the lifesaving coast to coast flight that brought dozens of cats and dogs from shelters in New York and New Jersey to safety at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California.
The animals were in danger of losing their lives as their spots in the shelters were turned over to displaced pets whose families have been uprooted by Hurrican Sandy. The flight had received widespread media attention. The Animal Center was assisted with transport by Southwest Airlines, which provided a charter flight at no charge, BP, which provided fuel, and SeaWorld, which provided staff members to accompany the animals on the flight.
See 60 Cats and Dogs Saved in Coast to Coast Transport for more on the story.
The video below, made to chronicle and promote the flight, shows what animal transport by air can be: orderly, and carried out with the utmost care and compassion for the animals state of mind and their lives.