Air Canada loses a dog after an employee opens its crate to walk it and it ran off. The lost dog was bad enough, but the story gets worse for the folks at Air Canada, according to CBS Local 13 on Oct. 11.
The dog the airline lost belonged to a woman who recently passed away and her dear friend was fulfilling her promise of finding a good home for the Italian Greyhound. This is something that she wanted to do for her now deceased friend. The dog was on its way to that good home in Canada when the airline lost it.
The woman sent strict instructions not to open the dog’s crate, but an employee wanted to walk the dog. The dog took off as soon as the crate opened up. Now besides herself over the missing dog, Jutta Kulic, is on day five since the dog went missing. The dog ran away from the San Francisco Airport.
The story gets worse for Air Canada after Air Canada sent a CBS 13 reporter a statement saying they are looking for Larry the lost dog, this was not meant to go to CBS 13, but a co-worker. CBS 13 wrote back asking for details of this lost dog. Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick sends back a message to CBS 13 that was meant for an Air Canada co-worker. He writes:
“I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time.”
CBS 13 showed this email to the dog’s owner Kulic. It is fair to say this didn’t go over very well with her, not to mention all the animal lovers out there who are enraged over such a callous remark.
Larry, the lost dog is still missing and Fitzpatrick is taking the heat for that inappropriate email. Kulic is afraid she’ll never see Larry again as the airport is investigating the dog’s escape.