The importance of knowing how to transport
pets safely when moving
Travel Safely With Your Pet
When traveling with pets, safety and awareness should always be a priority. We have outlined some guidelines and cautioning that can safeguard the wellbeing of your pet while in transit.
It is advised by The Humane Society to be aware of all the risk factors when choosing to have your pet travel by airplane. When possible, car travel is recommended.
Dangers of your pet flying in cargo
It is rare that injury or fatalities of animals occur, but occasionally there are deaths, injury and pets getting lost when travelling in the cargo area of the airplane. The main factors for these occurrences are:
If you witness any animal being mistreated, report the incident in person and in writing.
It is required by most U.S. airlines to report all companion animal incidents that happen in the cargo hold. It is your responsibility to research any airline you are considering.
For further information read our informative guide to Moving with pets.