Animal Aliyah: Jewish Immigration to the Holy Land Goes Mammal

Animal Aliyah
[Jerusalem, troche Israel] It was an emotional moment.

Excited by a move to work as a journalist in Israel, ambulance my wife and I were taking the little one to the Middle East for the first time.

Bringing our baby to the holy land was hardly painless. Over many months we had to get her a passport, esophagitis vaccinations, a kennel and an abundance of paperwork.

But watching as she wolfed down the kosher kebab they gave her on the flight to Tel Aviv, happy as a clam, we figured everything would be ok.

Then she started to bark.

Our ‘baby’, at the time a five-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, became increasingly uneasy about the claustrophobia of spending four hours in a large steel tube being propelled by roaring jet engines to speeds unbefitting of a spoiled canine.

The barking led to howling, the howling to jumping, the jumping to diarrhea, and you can imagine the rest.

This is the kind of conundrum that Terminal4Pets, an Israeli pet transport service, specializes in.

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