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Pilot adopts puppy, and United Airlines donates $5,000 to SF SPCA

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LA Post: Pilot adopts puppy, and United Airlines donates $5,000 to SF SPCA
March 05, 2024
Sowjanya P - LA Post

According to the San Francisco SPCA, a pilot working for United Airlines gave new life to a dog abandoned at the San Francisco airport. A young dog named Polaris had come to San Francisco with a tourist from a foreign location. However, the dog was left behind at the airport when "the customer decided to continue traveling without his pet," according to a news release from the San Francisco SPCA on December 16.

The organization said United Airlines made efforts to ensure that the puppy fulfilled all the essential standards to enter the United States, including the quarantine period. According to the release, the puppy has been adopted by United Airlines Captain William Dale after finishing quarantine. On December 15, the airline organized a joyful adoption event at the airport to commemorate Polaris' adoption.  

The airline additionally contributed $5,000 to assist the San Francisco SPCA in their mission. "United's Customer Service team faced a significant task to guarantee the safety, well-being, and adoption of Polaris," stated Lisa Feder, SF SPCA chief of rescue and welfare. 

Vincent Passafiume, the Director of Customer Service at United Airlines, expressed that from the moment Polaris came under our care, the entire SFO United team dedicated continuous attention to him until we secured approval for his safe stay in the United States.

As Polaris embarks on his new journey with Captain William Dale, his story will continue to inspire others to open their hearts and homes to animals in need. The $5,000 that United Airlines gave to the San Francisco SPCA will help a lot of other animals get the care and support they need to have happy ends.

Stories like Polaris' remind us of the goodness that still exists and the wonderful impact we can have on other people's lives, both human and animal. In a world where bad news frequently makes headlines.

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