For numerous travelers, particularly those journeying by air, the recent holiday season proved to be fraught with challenges. However, amidst these difficulties, perhaps the most heart-wrenching story unfolded at Des Moines airport, where a Chihuahua, celebrating her first birthday, was abandoned by her owner.
Despite the distressing circumstances, the young pup is now under the compassionate care of professionals and will soon embark on a quest to find a new loving home.
According to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, on December 29th, Allie, a one-year-old puppy, was found chained up, left behind by her owner.
According to reports, the dog’s owner attempted to fly without a kennel for the animal. The owner took the dog out of the airport and came back in by themselves to catch their flight. Then, Allie was found in front of the airport.
Bigsen Charles, the dog’s 24-year-old owner, told Daily Mail that he left the pet behind in order to catch his flight to New Jersey because “I already checked in and didn’t want to miss my flight.” I figured the airline would give the dog a kennel if I bought the ticket. I was unaware that I needed to bring my own.
Charles said he couldn’t find a home for the puppy because “I knew someone would wind up getting her.”
According to Today, Allie’s owner turned her up to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa after a warrant was obtained. Despite everything, the dog is content.
Tom Colvin, CEO of ARL, described the dog as “very loving” and saying that she “enjoyed everyone from the airport personnel who came out, brought her a blanket, sat with her, loved her, and gave her all the attention until our animal services folks came out and took her away.” She is quite pleasant.
Colvin claimed that Allie was fortunate in that the very cold weather from a few days before wasn’t experienced by her because she wasn’t waiting outside for very long.
He also said that Allie’s situation would soon be improving because she would soon be placed for adoption and start looking for a forever family.
Allie will be ready for adoption after undergoing her spaying procedure, receiving a microchip, and any additional veterinary care required,” stated the ARL to Today.
Ongoing investigations are currently being conducted into this incident. In Iowa, animal abandonment is considered a criminal offense, with a minimum fine of $105 and a maximum prison sentence of two years.
We are pleased to announce that Allie is thriving and eagerly awaiting adoption! The unfortunate act of leaving a dog unattended in this manner is indeed disheartening.