A lady has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning her dog at a Pennsylvania airport earlier than boarding a flight to a resort in Mexico.
Allison Gaiser, 44, allegedly ditched her brown-and-white male French bulldog at Pittsburgh Worldwide Airport on 4 August after she was denied boarding by the airline as a result of it didn’t meet the factors for an emotional assist animal, the Allegheny county police mentioned on Thursday.
She additionally didn’t have a correct kennel required to convey the animal onto a flight, the authorities mentioned.
After leaving the ticket counter, Ms Gaiser was seen on surveillance cameras pushing the dog within the stroller again towards a transferring walkway enclosure, subsequent to glass exit doorways within the airport’s short-term car parking zone.
She later moved to an space the place a county police officer discovered the dog unattended within the stroller about 40 minutes later at round 5.03am, authorities mentioned.
The dog, which was licensed and had an identification microchip, was discovered unhurt and turned over to an animal care facility. He was later despatched to a foster house and is doing effectively, the police mentioned.
Authorities have been ready for Ms Gaiser when she returned to the airport about 12.30am on 10 August.
She admitted leaving the dog behind as a result of the airline would not permit it on the airplane however claimed to have made preparations with her mom to decide up the animal at the airport, in accordance to the Related Press.
She allowed the police to assessment textual content messages between her and her mom, however authorities mentioned it was obvious that no quick association was made for Ms Gaiser’s mom to decide up the dog.
The mom mentioned she solely came upon concerning the incident when Ms Gaiser’s ex-husband shared a information story concerning the dog being left at the airport.
Ms Gaiser has been charged with one misdemeanor rely of animal cruelty, abstract violations of animal cruelty, animal neglect and abandonment of animals by proprietor.
Her preliminary court docket listening to is scheduled for 16 October.
“There are numerous pets nonetheless searching for a house, and we might encourage anybody fascinated by adoption to attain out to Animal Pals at 412-847-7000,” the police division mentioned on Fb.