Skip to comments.Wrigley Heiress Charters Private Plane for Marine's Dogs to Fly Cross-Country
Posted on 10/23/2013 5:09:10 AM PDT by rktman
A good Samaritan with deep pockets chartered a private jet to fly a Marine's dogs across the country to the soldier's new base on Sunday, after the pets were deemed too big to travel on commercial flights.
Helen Rosburg, the great-granddaughter of chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley, said she was more than happy to help out Andrew Morales and his family upon hearing that they may have to leave their beloved pets behind.
"He was going to lose his dogs and I said 'Not on my watch,'" said Rosburg. "He's a hero on so many different levels. The Wrigleys are an extremely patriotic family and I am a true Wrigley child."
Morales had rescued Dusty and Wyatt while on an overseas tour of duty almost three years ago and could not bear to part with the two part-Anatolian Shepherds.
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I never chew gum, but I’m going to buy some Wrigley’s too. This story makes my screen all blurry.
Nice gesture, but I’m sure ground transport could have been arranged with little effort.
Googling “pet transport” yields a variety of choices.
Granted there are lots of private ground carriers that specialize in this that would have done the job despite the hassle it can be. Regardless, glad he got the dogs.
Kudos to Mrs. Rosburg, but it would be nice if an organization as large as ABC knew that members of the United States Marine Corps aren’t referred to as soldiers.