Des Moines, IA – An abandoned dog is safe after being tied to a pole outside of the Des Moines Airport on Thursday. According to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL), the year-old pup was left by her owner, who had attempted to embark on a cross-country flight without a dog kennel.
The animal welfare agency explains:
When ARL Animal Services officers responded to a call about a dog tied up outside the airport, airline workers told us the dog was unable to board the cross-country flight home with her owner because the owner did not have a kennel. They said the owner left the airport with the dog, but returned alone, and went on to board their flight.
The dog, dubbed Allie, was found alone outside of the airport…tied to a pole. Fortunately, Allie was rescued and she is now safely in the care of ARL, which describes her as “incredibly sweet.”
According to ARL, the situation remains under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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