British Airways transports 50 dogs and cats from Cyprus to the UK after being abandoned due to coronavirus

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British Airways transported 50 dogs and cats from Cyprus to the UK after their abandonment in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

The animals were taken care of by highly qualified personnel and animal handlers on the British Airways cargo flight 747 from Larnaca to London Heathrow.

They received specialized care and attention while in the air and many have since been relocated across the UK.

The animals were cared for by highly qualified personnel and animal handlers on board the British Airways cargo flight 747 from Larnaca to London Heathrow.

The animals were cared for by highly qualified personnel and animal handlers on board the British Airways cargo flight 747 from Larnaca to London Heathrow.

The 36 dogs and 14 cats were abandoned on the streets or put into books in Cyprus amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Charities across the country helped save the animals before giving them essential medical checks and finding new homes for them in the UK.

Upon arrival at Heathrow, they were taken to the Gatwick animal reception center before being safely recovered by their new owners – both by private households and rescue centers.

The 36 dogs and 14 cats were abandoned on the street or put in books in Cyprus amid the coronavirus epidemic

36 dogs and 14 cats were abandoned on the streets or put into books in Cyprus amid the coronavirus epidemic

They received specialized care and attention while in the air and have since been relocated across the UK.

They received specialized care and attention while in the air and have since been relocated across the UK.

The aircraft also carried goods, including food, perishables and essential medical supplies.

British Airways Captain Paul Walker-Northwood, who was part of the flight crew, said, “In these difficult times, our teams are working around the clock to help bring customers home and get them there. essential supplies in the UK and in communities. in the world most in need.

“In addition to bringing these supplies on this flight, we were delighted to support this mission to bring these new four-legged family members to the UK to give them the chance to live a better and more comfortable life here.” with their new owners.

The plane (photo) also carried goods, including food, perishables and essential medical supplies

The plane (photo) also carried goods, including food, perishables and essential medical supplies

“At British Airways, animal welfare is important to us and we know how important it is to our customers.

“We are confident that their arrival will bring much-needed real pleasure to their new families during a difficult time. “

Airbridge International Agencies (AIA Pets) CEO Mark Andrew said: “We would like to especially thank everyone involved in the organization of this special flight and are proud to play our part in delivering these animals to their new home. . ‘

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