Charlotte, NC – Earlier this month, an elderly dog was surrendered by her owner at a North Carolina airport because she did not fit in her travel crate. On January 3, a plea for help was posted to social media:
According to the FurBabies Animal Rescue, the 14-year-old beagle was transferred to their care thanks to an airline employee at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport who stepped in to help.
The situation surrounding the senior dog’s plight is clarified by WSOCTV News. According to the news agency, the dog’s former owner could not fit the travel crate on the plane, and she did not have the money to pay the fees for cargo-transport. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, said that she would not have surrendered her dog unless she knew that the pup was in good hands:
“I wouldn’t have gone on the plane. I would’ve been homeless. I would’ve stayed on the streets of North Carolina with my dog.”
According to the rescue group, the dog, dubbed Baby Girl, has been placed in a foster home and enough funds have been raised for her veterinary care. The group said:
Enough funds needed for Baby Girls vet care have been received. Any additional funds will be tax deductible donations to FurBabies and used to help other dogs like Baby girl.
(Images via FurBabies Facebook page)