Dog goes missing in Hamilton after being put on wrong flight

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A Halifax woman is making a public appeal for help finding her lost puppy, who is could be in Hamilton after he was put on the wrong flight.

The dog, named Cooper, went missing after it was mistakenly flown to the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on Wednesday.

The 11-month old Golden Labradoodle was supposed to be on a WestJet flight leaving Halifax for Deer Lake, Nfld., to be with family.

A WestJet spokeswoman told CityNews the dog was taken to Hamilton instead and got off his leash after he was taken out of the kennel for a walk.

“We are extremely sorry this happened but the intention was to make the dog comfortable given the journey he was on,” she said in an email.

WestJet says it’s doing everything possible to locate the pup, including ground searches, putting up posters, and investigating tips from the Hamilton airport security phone line.

“The safety and care of pets, whether they are travelling as cargo or as carry-on, is always a top priority for WestJet and we sincerely apologize to the pet’s owner for what has occurred,” she said.

It’s not yet clear how Cooper ended up in Hamilton instead of Deer Lake, but volunteers in the city have been canvassing the area looking for the pooch.

Anyone who has seen the dog can call airport security at 905-679-4908.

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