Flying Hector, a delivery PetSafe takes in stride
Hector, a 550-pound Siberian Tiger, is headed to Cleveland after a journey from London-Heathrow Airport to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport via PetSafe. He was donated to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Old Cantley, England, as part of the International Conservation and Breeding program.
It wasn't a typical PetSafe transport, but our animal lovers and experts on both sides of the Atlantic handled the extra-large package with special care and attention. Given the size of the crate, Hector was transported using a forklift rather than a PetSafe van upon arrival at O'Hare International Airport.
After inspection by a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hector was released to his caretaker from the zoo to finish the trip by land to their final destination in Cleveland.
Our PetSafe program transports approximately 500 live animals a day — mostly cats and dogs — so this jungle cat was one extraordinary package.
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