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Oops: United Ships Dog to Ireland, not Phoenix

Hendrix is home safe and sound now
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2013 9:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Happy St. Patrick's Day, Hendrix. United Airlines accidentally shipped the pooch from Newark to Ireland this week, instead of his home destination of Phoenix, reports CNN via local affiliate KNXV. After the English springer spaniel touched down in Eire, he got to stretch his legs before being sent back in the other direction, making for about 24 hours cooped up in a plane's cargo hold. United has given the family a refund, but the owner wants somebody to get fired, too. "My dog got sent to frickin Ireland?" says Edith Albach. (Read more dog stories.)

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