Canadian Airline Takes In Woman’s Cat When She Goes Into Labor

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on May 17, 2016

As wildfires raged through Northern Alberta, Canada, the folks at Canadian North Airlines stepped up to help citizens in need.

More than 80,000 Canadians have been forced to leave their homes, and in a truly philanthropic move, the airline offered flights for those fleeing the fires–and their pets.

“Many of the evacuees from the Northern Alberta wildfires have been traveling with their beloved pets. We love animals too so we’ve been happy to help bring them to safety,” wrote the airline on Facebook.

But one cat in particular received extra-special customer service. The pet of a very pregnant evacuee, Meow Meow was looked after by airport personnel while her owner and family settled safely out of harm’s way before the new baby arrived.

“One of our passengers has now gone into labour, so our Flight Operations team is kitty-sitting her cat ‘Meow Meow’ in our offices. They are very busy with the many extra flights Canadian North is operating, but it’s certainly nice to have Meow Meow around to keep them company while they work!” Canadian North Airlines posted on Facebook.

Meow Meow became such a fixture in the bustling airport, they made her an honorary employee!


They even gave her a special name tag!

According to Mashable, Meow Meow has since been reunited with her family in Calgary. They are very grateful to the airline for going above and beyond to help them!

What a great way for Canadian North to help out their community. We appreciate companies that love animals as much as we do!