Canada Halifax dog goes missing in Hamilton after being put on wrong flight

16:46  21 april  2017
16:46  21 april  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

Dog placed on wrong flight found in Hamilton

  Dog placed on wrong flight found in Hamilton An east coast dog that went missing in Ontario for nearly two days after being placed on a wrong flight has been found. A Labradoodle named Cooper was supposed to be flown on a WestJet flight from Halifax to Deer Lake, N.L., on Wednesday to stay with family members while the dog's owners headed to Jamaica for a wedding.

A Halifax woman is making a public appeal for help finding her lost puppy, which is likely in Hamilton after being put on the wrong flight from Halifax .

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The search continues for a labradoodle that is on the loose in Hamilton after being put on the wrong flight in Atlantic Canada earlier this week.

Cooper the puppy was supposed to be headed from Halifax to Deer Lake, N.L. on Wednesday afternoon to be dog-sat while his owners — 19-year-old Chelsea Simon and her roommate — vacationed in Jamaica next week.

But there was a mix-up with the airline and the dog was mistakenly put on a flight to Hamilton. And then when he arrived, Cooper was let out to pee — and got off his leash.

Simon says she got the bad news late Wednesday night, when a WestJet representative called them in Halifax around midnight.

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  Search underway in Hamilton for dog put on wrong WestJet flight A search is underway on Hamilton Mountain for a labradoodle named Cooper, who flew on a WestJet plane to Hamilton by mistake. A search is underway in Hamilton for a labradoodle named Cooper, who was put on a WestJet plane to Hamilton instead of Newfoundland by mistake.The dog's owners flew into the city and have been searching desperately Thursday for it, while the city is in the middle of a massive rain and thunderstorm. "My legs are aching and wet, and I'm starting to feel hopeless," said Terri Pittman, who lives in Halifax but is in Hamilton to search Thursday.

A search is under way in the Hamilton area for a dog that wound up in the city after apparently being placed aboard a wrong Westjet flight . Tanya Simon, the mother of the woman who owns the Golden Labradoodle, said on Facebook that “Cooper” was supposed to be flown from Halifax to Deer Lake

Pittman put her dog on a flight from Halifax to Deer Lake, N.L., on Wednesday. But instead the dog was put on a flight to Hamilton . WestJet called to tell her that Cooper had arrived about midnight on Wednesday.

She and her roommate immediately flew to Hamilton. She says the airline paid for them to travel here to hunt for the dog.

“They were very apologetic. They keep apologizing, but unfortunately apologizing can’t bring him back,” Simon said when reached by phone Thursday, in the middle of their rain-soaked search.

This is their first trip to Hamilton, and they do not know the area at all.

“We haven’t slept,” Simon said.

Photos of the pup have been posted on social media, and Simon says they’ve been contacted with a few sightings. But by the time they get to the spot where he was seen, he is gone again.

The last reported sighting, she said, was around 4 p.m., at Airport Road and Upper James Street. She asks anyone who does spot Cooper to keep an eye on him from afar until they can get there.

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HAMILTON – A search is under way in the Hamilton area for a dog that wound up in the city after apparently being placed aboard a wrong Westjet flight . Tanya Simon, the mother of the woman who owns the Golden Labradoodle

HAMILTON – A search is under way in the Hamilton area for a dog that wound up in the city after apparently being placed aboard a wrong Westjet flight . Tanya Simon, the mother of the woman who owns the Golden Labradoodle

“He’s very, very timid so if anyone is to see him we would rather be contacted,” she says. “Maybe just kind of keep your distance, but remain on the phone with us — because he doesn’t respond to just anybody and right now he is very, very scared.”

In an email response Thursday, WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart said that the safety and care of pets is “always a top priority.”

“We sincerely apologize to the pet’s owner for what has occurred. We have flown the owner to Hamilton and have made arrangements for hotel/meals while required,” she said.

“We are doing everything possible to find and return Cooper including engaging our staff in ground search, putting up posters, offering up the Hamilton airport security phone line for anyone with sightings of the dog to call, and reaching out to local media for the public’s help. We will continue to work with the owner during this difficult time.”

If Cooper is spotted, Simon can be reached at 1-709 457-7308.

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