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Pets And Owners Evacuated Together On Canadian Airlines

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Airline changes pets on planes policy for travellers fleeing blazes...

The massive wildfires which engulfed the Canadian city of Fort McMurray this week has forced over 80,000 residents to evacuate their homes, and in some sad instances, their pets too.

But small northern airline, Canadian North have stepped to allow evacuated pets to join their owners across their many flights out of the blaze affected area.

Animals are usually permitted to travel only if they are stowed in the cargo hold of the plane - but the Canadian airline changed that ruling and have begun running evacuation flights allowing evacuees to travel with their beloved pets in the cabin with them.

A Canadian North spokesperson told The Huffington Post Canada "It's definitely unusual to carry pets in the cabin, but due to the unusual circumstances we were able to bend the rules to accommodate these animals.”

Many of the travellers posted images of themselves onboard with their furry friends across social media - prompting more airlines to follow suit and allow pets to travel first class!

Pic: @CanadianNorth