ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — When one marine was reassigned cross country, he quickly learned his dogs were too large to fly on a commercial flight.
According to WWAY, Andrew Morales, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, rescued his dogs Dusty and Wyatt during his deployment overseas almost three years ago.
When his tour ended, the dogs made the trip back to California with him.
But when he tried to take them in his move from California to Camp Lejeune in October, it almost didn’t happen.
While making travel arrangements, Morales called commercial airlines to book tickets for the dogs but they could not accommodate the size of the part Anatolian Shepard dogs.
Searching for advice, Morales called the rescue league that helped him bring the dogs to America.
The rescue league posted his story to Facebook where Helen Rosburg, the heiress of Wrigley Gum, saw and vowed to do whatever she could for someone she had never met.
Roseburg chartered a jet and the family with their dogs flew together from the west coast.
Read more: WWAY