Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, some of Texas’s animal rescue homes were left in tatters, meaning that hundreds of unfortunate pets had to be flown to new homes.
One such charter transporting the cats and dogs was helped by superstar pitcher and recent World Series winner, Lance McCullers Jr. of the Houston Astros.
Air Charter Service Americas president Richard Thompson, says: “Over the past couple of months ACS has been involved in several rehoming flights for pets displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, flying them to new homes in Nevada, Oregon and California. With this one, however, the charity that had arranged the charter flight had some extra help in the form of Lance.
“He is a very active ambassador for animal welfare, setting up the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation last year. And fresh from winning the World Series, he was more than happy to come along to William P. Hobby Airport to help load the pets onto the Metroliner aircraft. From there, they flew to their exciting new abode in Los Angeles.”
Thompson says: “We’re pleased to report that all 240 animals have settled in well to their new surroundings.”