Efforts to locate a dog that was supposed to go from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, but was sent to Ontario, were successful. The animal was found.
Terri Pittman is a Halifax resident and owner of the dog named “Cooper. Westjet had to place the animal in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, where her parents had to take care of her while she and her roommate traveled to Jamaica.
But the dog ended up in Hamilton on Wednesday night. Ms. Pittman says that WestJet has informed her of the error. In addition, when the carrier’s employees let the dog out of the cage so that he could relieve himself, he escaped from his collar and fled.
Ms. Pittman then asked the employees to leave the cage open with the dog’s toys inside, hoping that he would return guided by his flair. However, someone stole the cage a few hours later.
Terri Pittman herself took a flight to Hamilton on Thursday morning, where she launched her own search. Several residents of the area who heard his story lent him a hand in the field and through social networks. Acknowledging for their help, Pittman says the Mount Hope and Hamilton community is wonderful.
Thursday night, Cooper had still not been found. Exhausted by her stormy, rainy weather search, Terri Pittman said she had just experienced one of the worst days of her life and had not slept for at least two days.
WestJet supports Search
WestJet offered Terri Pittman’s flight, hotel accommodation and meals and her roommate in Hamilton for their search. Lauren Stewart, the carrier’s spokesperson, says the company’s safety and pet care is a priority for the company, and it apologizes to the owners of Cooper.
Stewart adds that WestJet employees participated in the search and distribute photographs of the animal.
The search finally came to a welcome end Friday morning with the dog found safe and sound near Hamilton Airport. A trap laden with treats did the trick.