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Tampa Pet Mover IDs International Corporate Officers

[ September 3, 2015   //   ]

Air Animal Inc., an international pet mover based in Tampa, FL, announced new international
leadership posts responding to double-digit revenue and business growth
during the last three fiscal years.

Walter Woolf, VMD, Air Animal’s founder, continues leading the pet
transportation service. Andrea Woolf Parker, accounts payable manager
and former board president for the Southeastern Regional Relocation
Council, has been named executive vice president. Ron Parker, formerly
a business line manager for Manheim, has joined the company as vice
president of financial affairs. Linda Fries Woolf continues as
corporate secretary.

“I started the company in 1977 after helping several airlines in Tampa
move pets. The experience opened my eyes to the growing need for a pet
transportation service focused exclusively on the complex requirements
for moving pets domestically and abroad. That’s when I turned my
part-time consulting into a new pet moving service line for my
veterinary practice,” Woolf said.

In fiscal 2015 Air Animal will move 3,000 pets to new homes throughout
the U.S. and worldwide with pet relocation partners all over the globe.
A privately held corporation, Air Animal expects to exceed its 20
percent growth target this year. Nearly 60 percent of Air Animal’s
business comes through relationships with corporate relocation

Air Animal’s team insists on pet transportation perfection. The company
is an International Air Transportation Association air cargo agency
endorsed and appointed by more than 225 airlines. Air Animal created
safe and enjoyable relocation experiences for pets and their owners by
developing humane animal shipping policies used today by many of the
world’s major airlines. Air Animal helped set the standards for the
growing pet moving industry by becoming one of six founders of the
International Pet and Animal Transportation Association in 1979.

“Moving pets is not a low cost endeavor because the flights, rules,
regulations and arrangements are often complex,” Woolf said. “Pet
parents and corporate relocation executives know our reputation and pay
well for the expertise we offer.”

Air Animal’s extensive network rescued a corporate client’s beloved
Yorkie from Libya after the executive pet owner evacuated following the
Arab Spring uprising. “I don’t usually meet our pet parents today, let
alone transport a pet. When Chivu arrived in Tampa, he traveled with me
in cabin to Cancun, Mexico. I’ve never seen so many happy tears when
his family met me at baggage claim,” he said.

Dr. Walter Woolf, Linda Fries Woolf, Andrea Woolf Parker and Ron Parker lead Air Animal, Inc.–a veterinarian-owned business that moves pets nationally and internationally.