ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Gale, an American Staffordshire Terrier, went missing Saturday after being checked in for a flight near the international terminal. Official said Gale got out of her crate and went running on the airfield.
The airport called in two of their on-staff experts. Steven Boyd and Jeff Miller are airport wildlife biologists.
An intense search of the 4,700-acre property started almost right away, but their first big break came on Sunday when Gale was spotted in a section of the airport known as the rock quarry. Boyd and Miller spent all-day Monday searching in the evening, even during a hailstorm, tracking the missing canine.
"We had some pretty serious searching across the entire airport, but we knew they were moving into the rock quarry, "Miller said.
Monday morning, Gale was once again spotted in the same area of the airport."
"We have not come out yet," Miller said.
"It's a stormwater runoff basin." "It's a stormwater runoff basin."
"It's a stormwater runoff basin Miller said.
But thankfully, Gale stayed at the shrubs during the heavy rain and hail Monday night.
Tuesday morning, they t ried a different tactic. They brought Gale's owner to the quarry to try to lure out. He went down into the rocky area and started to call her name. It took about 20 minutes or so for the show to be coerced from her hiding place.
And that dog was jumping four- Boyd and Miller are in a jack-of-all-trades at the airport in their efforts to keep them up. "
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