Another tragic story of a beloved pet escaping from the cargo hold of an airplane ends in death after days of terrifying confusion. Since our pets are part of our family, it’s only natural to want them with us, wherever we may be, including vacations, short-term job assignments etc. But unless you are planning a permanent relocation that is virtually impossible to drive to, please leave your animals at home. Make arrangements to have them cared for until you return. And if you are relocating, as in the case of Nala’s owner, check in to alternative airlines, like PetAirways, that allow animals in the cabin. It may be pricy, but your animals are worth it. For more potentially lifesaving tips, see PETA’s animal-friendly travel factsheet.