A rescue dog, who was destined for a Winnipeg, Canada, foster home, was shot and killed at the Winnipeg Airport on Monday afternoon after she escaped from her transport crate. According to CBC News, the two-year-old mixed breed dog, named Greta, was being flown by Perimeter Aviation, under the care of the Manitoba Mutts, when she managed to escape from a plastic airline crate after being unloaded from a plane. Though staff tried to catch her, they failed, and she ran into harm’s way.
Greta bolted near an “active” runway and someone with the airport’s wildlife control shot her after attempts to capture her failed. Tyler MacAfee, Winnipeg Airports Authority spokesman, commented on the situation, which had disrupted air traffic at the airport, “The dog ran across the active runway, which caused a flight coming in from Las Vegas to be diverted. It had to abort its landing.” Officials have claimed that the shooting was carried out for safety reasons.
According to CTV News, a review of the incident is underway.
(Photo of Greta)
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