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American Humane Working with United Airlines to Improve Pet Transport

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 1, 2018 — In an effort to implement significant changes and improvements in their PetSafe transport program, United Airlines has sought out the expertise and advice of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world.

Animal welfare experts, researchers, and veterinarians at American Humane will be thoroughly examining United Airlines’ systems, practices and policies surrounding the transport of pets and advising them of ways to improve the transport experience for the hundreds of thousands of animals who fly with them each year.

American Humane has been working to improve the safety, welfare and well-being of the world’s animals for more than 140 years. The organization’s first goal upon its founding in 1877 was to address and help secure critical improvements in the transportation of animals. Since that time, the organization has been behind virtually every major advance in the humane treatment of animals and is now the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world, creating rigorous scientific standards and overseeing living conditions and handling of some one billion animals in the United States and dozens of countries around the globe.

“In the months ahead,” says American Humane President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, “American Humane is very much looking forward to working with United Airlines on its PetSafe and in-cabin pet transport review. We will be dedicated to improving safety for pets traveling by air, advancing our mission to protect animals everywhere, and making the friendly skies an even safer and more humane place for our best friends.”

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