Sunday, April 15, 2007

Delta Airlines Loses Yorkshire Terrier

Airline Loses Chesapeake Woman's Yorkie

A Chesapeake woman was thrilled to get a new pet,
but when the puppy wouldn't eat, the breeder suggested
for a short time, she send it back to it's mother.
She put it on a flight for Texas. And now the puppy is missing.
Airlines frequently misplace luggage,
but it usually turns up.
How do you lose a dog?!
"I've already communicated with the kennel.
I've already communicated with the airlines in Atlanta,
in Norfolk, in Texas. No one knows where she is.
She's completely vanished," said Courtney Johnson.
Johnson is terrified of what may have happened
to the 3 month old Yorkshire Terrier she named Apple.

She bought the puppy from a breeder known
as Kimberli's Kuties, who came highly recommended
by several friends. But for two weeks, the playful puppy
wouldn't eating properly. Johnson feared Apple needed
to be with her mother a little longer and the breeder agreed.
So on Saturday afternoon she sent the puppy back
to Texas through Delta Cargo."I received a phone call
at midnight letting me know she had missed her flight,
but that she'd be on a flight first thing in the morning.
First thing in the morning, I get a call from the breeder
saying she didn't make the flight and they did not
know where Apple was," she said.Since then Johnson
has spent a lot of time on the phone trying to locate Apple,
but to no avail.

"I have been hung up on.
I have been told it's not a child, it just a dog.
My biggest fear is that they've pushed her somewhere.
They've just looked right beyond her and she's now gone
three days and she's not eaten or drunken anything,"
she said.Johnson says she almost prays that someone
stole Apple. At least that way she'd know her puppy was
being cared for. But at this point, she can't even get that
confirmed. "I've been waiting all my life for this puppy.
I've saved my money and I've saved my money and finally,
when I was able to afford her and be able to take care of her,
she's gone and no one has any answers for me," she said.

Your NewsChannel Three spoke with Delta Airlines
spokesperson, Gina Laughlin. She told us Delta airlines
deeply regrets what happened and hopes to return the
puppy very soon. Laughlin also told us they launched
an investigation into what happened.
However, Johnson tells me, Delta has not even called.


Shure Pets said...

I can beleave ever word you say is true,because they lost my luggage and it was never found. And it does not matter to them if your yorkie is found or not..So sad.

CreditGirl said...

I feel sorry for your lost Yorkshire, I wish you good luck and hope you will find your little puppy!!!