Horrible Betrayal Of What You Owe A Pet
Headline from CBS Los Angeles:
2 Poodles Abandoned At LAX When Owner Says She Can't Afford To Ship Them Home
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) -- Two miniature black poodles were left at LAX after their owner told authorities she could not afford to ship the dogs back home.
KCAL9′s Juan Fernandez reported from LAX Friday evening, where an effort was already underway to find both of the dogs new homes.
While abandoning dogs at the airport is relatively rare, officials told Fernandez it has happened before.
Airlines charge anywhere from $175 to $250 per animal to travel as cargo.
Fernandez said the poodles' owner was retiring overseas and found the cost to send the animals too steep. The crate she had them in to travel was not regulation size and she couldn't afford to send them as cargo.
Both dogs were taken to the West LA Animal Shelter (11361 West Pico Boulevard, 213-485-0494).
...Fernandez also spoke to a woman who just arrived at LAX after traveling more than 15 hours with her dog. She couldn't have imagined just leaving her little Maltese, Nona, at the airport in Barcelona.
"I would have had to give her to my mom, my sister, someone I trust," Geraldine Klein said. "I would never have abandoned her. No, I would have found a solution."
My little love last night before bed:
I just don't know how you take the responsibility for a dog's life, look into those eyes day after day, and then just hop on the last lifeboat and leave him or her behind. A person who can do that is a person I'm afraid to know or be around.