Frontier Airlines offers free flights to people who adopt stray kittens

The tiny trio of cats have been named Frontier, Delta and Spirit

Helen Wilson-Beevers
Thursday 05 January 2023 15:59 GMT
An animal rescue centre tweeted about the new additions
An animal rescue centre tweeted about the new additions (Getty Images)

Frontier Airlines is offering free flights to people prepared to adopt three stray kittens.

The kittens in question are currently residing at The Animal Foundation, which is a pet shelter and vet clinic in Nevada.

The Animal Foundation tweeted about the tiny trio – who are thought to currently be around one to two weeks old – with a photo of them.

The shelter has named the kittens Frontier, Delta and Spirit, which are all American airlines.

The Animal Foundation’s social media account posted: “Meet the newest additions to our kitten nursery!”

The tweet continues: “Spirit’s name used to be Southwest, but due to recent events, our marketing team requested we change it.”

The Foundation appears to be alluding to Southwest Airlines’ widespread flight cancellations over Christmas, during which thousands of travellers were left stranded, with one now suing the airline.

After seeing the story on Fox5 Las Vegas News, Frontier Airlines’ social media account responded by offering to donate free flights to those who adopt the kittens.

“This is so sweet! Thank you for the honor, @animalfndlv!”, the post said, before adding: “We’d love to donate two flight vouchers each to the people who adopt @Delta and @Spirit; and four vouchers to the person who adopts Frontier.”

Frontier Airlines told The Independent: “For persons who adopt kittens Spirit and Delta, they will each receive two vouchers valued at $250 for a total of $500 in vouchers per pet parent.”

“For the person who adopts kitten Frontier, that individual will receive four vouchers valued at $250 each for a total value of $1,000 in vouchers,” Frontier added.

“We were delighted the rescue organization decided to name these three adorable kitties after airlines, including ours. Underscoring the plight of animals is near and dear to us,” Frontier said.

“Every one of our aircraft features an animal on its tail with a name and special backstory with many of them from threatened or endangered species. We were more than happy to provide a little extra incentive to encourage the adoption of these three precious kittens,” the airline finished.

Followers were quick to respond to The Animal Foundation’s initial post with one saying: “Where and when can they be adopted?”.

“OMG I want them without the free flight!”, another commented.

“Amazing! Well played @FlyFrontier, well played,” someone posted underneath Frontier’s tweet, while concern was raised by a user who said: “I’m more afraid they will just be adopted for the free tickets rather than for love.”

“Now, we just need the airlines in general allow us to transport our pets with us, easily and cheaper,” a social media poster suggested.

After being asked when the kittens will be ready to be re-homed, The Animal Foundation said: “These little kittens are going to be with their mom until they reach 1.5 lbs in weight and are cleared by our medical team.

“We will post them on our adoptions page when they are ready.”

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