A friend from Egypt, who has worked with ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals) rescue group, is moving to Tampa Fla to study veterinary medicine so he can return to Egypt and continue his work with animals in need. David has fostered many animals over the years and found adoptions for many both in and out of Egypt. He plans to bring his cat and dog with him. This is where the problem arises. He couldn't get a direct flight from Egypt to Tampa, so he has to fly into JFK, on 1st December. He is desperately trying to find a way to get his cat and dog, his luggage, and himself, from JFK to Tampa. He isn't having much luck. His cat isn't the problem as it can ride in the cabin with him. But his 9 kg dog apparently is too large to ride in the cabin. Friends have been searching the internet to little avail. He found a possible flight, but his dog will have to go as baggage, with temps 45 F and lower.
After spending many years caring and rescuing animals, and wanting to further that by becoming a veterinarian (which is much needed in Egypt as many so-called vets aren't really that skilled, and often don't really care about the animals), now David is facing the very real possibility of having to leave his dog behind, or subject it to unacceptable conditions.
Is there anyone here who could help him out? I realize you guys handle rescue animals, something David is very involved with in Egypt, and this is rather an unusual request, but I don't want to see him have to leave his dog behind.
If there is anyone with any ideas, or who can fly/drive him from JFK to Tampa, please get in touch with me.
I'm in Canada so I can't assist him other than to search for options.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
. He needs to sort this asap. I hope someone here can help. Thanks.