crew at SEA loading pets onto an Icelandair plane destined for ARN, discovered
that one of the dogs had given birth before the flight was scheduled to take
to FI's official Facebook
account, a frequent traveller
affectionately dubbed “Grandpa" Torsten was heading home with his sled dog,
Pepper, when the workers loading the animals onto the plane noticed that the
dog had given birth.
post from FI, the
company reveals that a veterinarian was called and informed all parties
involved that puppies were not allowed to fly until they were at least 2 months
had to return to Sweden, so the puppies could only spend a short time with their
mother before the owner was forced to leave the U.S. Instead of letting the
newborn animals be placed in a shelter, 4 airline workers stepped up and
adopted the puppies.
puppies were named Hekla, Askja, Keilir and Katla after 4 Icelandic volcanoes.
there are questions about why the owner would attempt to fly on such a long
flight when his dog was so close to giving birth, the story has a happy ending.
On its Facebook page, Icelandair wrote: “We couldn't be happier to welcome 4 beautiful new
puppies to our Icelandair family, all thanks to a most unexpected surprise!"