Airport Program For Safer Pet Travel
Air travel can be very stressful for pets, and with this in mind, Boston’s Logan International Airport has created a program to train employees on pet safety.
The program was started in 2008 in response to several pet escapes from kennels and pet health emergencies. There are approximately 2000 pets that travel through Logan monthly.
Veterinarians teach pet first aid classes to firefighters, state police and paramedics working at the airport. Other airline employees receive training on handling of pets.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston provides a pet ambulance to transport sick or injured pets to nearby veterinary hospitals.
Since implementing the program, Logan sources report there have been no reports of escaped pets and pets requiring emergency care have been treated successfully.
Source: Dog Fancy, September 2011