An award-winning exhibition dog was missing Saturday night at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when she was due to fly back to Amsterdam.
Gale, a 22-month-old woman The purebred American Staffordshire Terrier was supposed to be sent on a KLM flight to Europe when she allegedly broke away from her crate. According to a Facebook post, the airport staff left the dog alone in their box during their escape.
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Floris van Essen, Gale's owner, said the dog was safe in her box after she had passed through safety. However, 1
I can imagine that this is just a terrible ordeal, "said van Essen, who had returned to the Netherlands, in a message with 11Alive.
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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said the search for Gale was "in full swing."
"Our airside operations team – which includes two animal biologists – was busy searching our 47-acre campus. Our various partners, including the FAA, CBP and airlines, know and monitor the airfield. "
KLM airlines have told Fox News in a statement that they are working with the airport on the search.
"A dog broke down The owner of the dog was informed KLM expresses its sincere regret and is actively working with Atlanta Airport to look for the dog," the statement said. 19659007] Gale is equipped with microchips and was last seen with a pink collar. The owners invite everyone who contacts the dog via Facebook.
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This is not the first time a pet has been lost at the airport. Last April, a cat escaped from the arms of her trader at JFK Airport in Queens, NY. She was found a week later.
Just recently, in August, an emotional companion dog was also missing at JFK airport after LATAM Airlines had not loaded it on the right flight. The Labradoodle was reportedly brought home by an airline employee after it missed the flight. In the employee's house the dog escaped and was not found.