While this incident won’t show up in the Pet Travel Reports for another couple of months, it has been getting a lot of attention across the web.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Josiah Allen and his girlfriend found and took in a stray they named Paco.
Before leaving for home in Canada, Josiah took Paco to a local vet and had him vaccinated and treated for ticks in preparation for taking Paco back with them.
On May 3rd Josiah flew from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City on AeroMexico, during the layover the dog was walked and then returned to his crate for the flight of Delta Air Lines to Detroit.
Paco never showed up in Detroit, MI, however. Josiah was initially told that Paco didn’t make the flight, but was being cared for. He was later told that the dog had escaped its kennel.
This is not the first time that a dog has become lost during transport, and it’s not even the first time that it seems that everything might not be as the airline stated.
In June 2006 Delta was looking into the possibility of the theft of a Yorkie on a flight to Dallas, TX.
The Consumerist was the first to report this story.
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