By Rocio Flores • 09 August 2022 • 15:31
Helping families stay united with pets during times of crisis Ivonne Wierink/Shutterstock.com
They have come up with a list of considerations for governments and airlines to take into account, which are based on the IATA Live Animals Regulations.
“In times of crisis, the importance of keeping pets and people together can’t be understated. The special bond we have with our much-loved animal companions is highly important, and during conflicts and crises they provide comfort and a sense of stability for those who have been through so much.” Said Katherine Polak, vice president of companion animals and engagement at Humane Society International.
Polak added that recently, “HSI’s pet relief aid work with Ukrainian refugees showed the lengths that people will go to in order to get their animals to safety. So, we are incredibly proud to collaborate with IATA to help ensure refugees are able to take their beloved four-legged family members with them, so that no matter what the conflict or crisis, wherever in the world, pets and their people can stay together.”
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