At the beginning of this year, United Airlines employees came upon an abandoned puppy at San Francisco International Airport. They immediately set out to fulfill the standards necessary for the dog, whom they called Polaris after their business class cabin. The carrier is keeping him inside the family at this time.
At the beginning of this month, United Captain William Dale made the formal adoption of Polaris the dog, and to commemorate the occasion, the airline collaborated with the San Francisco SPCA to throw a big party in his honor.
United’s Director of Customer Service, Vincent Passafiume, was quoted as saying in a news release that “From the time Polaris arrived in our care, our whole SFO United team cared for him 24/7 until we were able to acquire authorization to keep him securely in the United States.” “It’s a terrific feeling to watch this tale come full circle and to know that Polaris will have a loving home with United Airlines Captain Dale and his family—just in time for the holidays,” she said. “It’s like a dream come true.”
During the adoption party that took place on December 15, United Airlines made a donation of $5,000 to the SF SPCA in support of the organization’s objective to assist and house animals all across the San Francisco region. This donation was made in conjunction with the adoption of Polaris.
In a news statement, the Chief of Rescue and Welfare of the San Francisco SPCA, Lisa Feder, said that “United’s Customer Service staff took on quite a task” to guarantee that Polaris would be safe, healthy, and find a home where he would be loved. “Because of our extensive experience and understanding in the adoption process, as well as our almost 155 years of providing care and protection to animals, it was an honor for United to rely upon the San Francisco SPCA to help coordinate this adoption. We are thankful that we are able to celebrate with them today, as well as for their contribution of $5,000, which will assist to save lives all throughout the year.”