An airline loses a dog after a worker let the dog out of its crate. CBS Local in Sacramento reports Oct. 10 that Air Canada lost a customer's dog earlier this week when the animal got loose and no one was able to catch him. Owner Jutta Kulic made it to Sacramento for a dog show, but the dog didn't make his connecting flight to his assigned destination. The search for her dog has entered its fifth day in San Francisco, according to the report.
“I don’t know whether he was stunned, whether he was scared, whether he was hit,” Kulic said.
The dog that the airline lost is a two-year-old Italian greyhound named Larry. Kulic said she promised her friend that she would find her pets a good home before she died. So, this is a terrible nightmare for the airline passenger. Kulic was having Larry flown from San Francisco to his new owner's home in Canada.
“These dogs are our family these dogs are the center of our universe,” she said.
Kulic said she zip-tied Larry's crate many times before leaving him with Air Canada. She also gave specific instructions for workers to "never ever to open the door and let the dog out of that crate, unless he’s in a completely enclosed room."
Air Canada called Kulic later and someone told her one of the airline employees decided to walk the dog.
“We’re sorry the animal was lost, because someone was simply stupid,” Kulic said.
The report said that Air Canada has people searching for the lost dog.
CBS Local got this response from the airline that lost Larry:
“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.”