An American woman has airfreighted 14 stray dogs and a street cat to New York via national carrier EgyptAir, There seems to be a growing trend of airlifting pets out of the Arab world’s most populous nation recently.
The woman has apparently paid $3 400 for the operation to rescue the animals on Sunday from the mean streets of Cairo. She had found that these down-and-out cats and dogs survive day-to-day on handouts and by picking through the capital’s notorious garbage piles. Dogs in particular face attacks and poisonings.
The Airport officials refused to divulge the process and the name of the woman who is supposed to be working for an animal welfare association. There were dog cages to ease the transport of the animals concerned.