Because of the sudden lockdown caused by the pandemic, many flights around the world were canceled. It was very difficult for many travelers who got stuck in other countries. But it was especially harder for travelers who got separated from their dogs.
Among those travelers are Travis and Kyla Robinson, who had stayed in China for two years. The couple had long been planning to fly back to Canada, their home country. But due to the pandemic, they experienced many hindrances to their plan.
One of them is that no dogs are allowed to board the plane. Unfortunately, Travis and Kyla had no choice but to leave their dog behind and take the plane back to Canada. Sugar, Travis and Kyla’s rescue dog, was not abandoned by her fur parents. Travis and Kyla made arrangements for her accommodations before they left, but as the pandemic continued, it was getting harder to secure accommodations for Sugar.
But it turned out, Travis and Kyla are not the only ones going through this problem. When the couple found out that many others were experiencing the same situation as them, they decided to create a WeChat group so they could connect and talk with them. In the group chat, they discussed ideas and plans to transport animals amidst the pandemic.
It didn’t take long before the members of the group chat grew to five hundred people. Many fur parents in the US and Canada have dogs stuck in China, and they were all joining forces with Travis and Kyla so they could be reunited with their dogs. These fur parents know that they could never abandon their dogs; they are part of the family.
As one, the families finally came up with a plan to reserve an airplane from Shanghai to fly over to Seattle and Vancouver. The plane would not only carry cats and dogs back to their humans, but it would also take home Canadians and Americans who were stuck in China. And to make it more official, they decided to give this transport a name, “Mission Impawsible.”
On July 18, the Mission Impawsible transport was booked to fly and reunite families together with their loved ones. The plane will carry over 110 fur friends and 115 humans. This was all thanks to the donations given to Mission Impawsible.
Mission Impawsible has since been growing in popularity and has attracted attention from many people. Aside from having their very own website, it also has a Twitter and Instagram page where people could learn more about the flight updates and about the dogs who will be reunited with their humans. But $200,000 more is needed to complete this goal, if you like to support and help transport these stranded people and dogs back home, please click here to donate.
Credits to Mission Impawsible