Delta Airlines Stumped After Dog Goes Missing

Frank Romano says firm gave him 'run-around'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2014 8:21 AM CST
Delta Airlines Stumped After Dog Goes Missing
Delta Airlines hasn't been able to find a missing dog.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A man is trying to find his best friend after Delta Airlines lost track of the 6-year-old bull terrier Friday night. "I keep praying and wishing for him to come back," Frank Romano tells ABC News. Delta has told him they're looking for the dog, Ty, who seems to have gone missing at LAX when Romano and his family were headed to Tampa. After Romano boarded the plane, Delta staff told him Ty was missing, having bitten through the door of his kennel. Romano finds that confusing "when it had a metal door and was made of hard plastic," he tells the LAist.

He searched the airport without finding the dog. The next day, he and his family headed to Tampa, where he is now. Meanwhile, he says he's received mixed reports from Delta, who at first told him they'd found the dog; then, "a few minutes later," said they hadn't. "They give us the run-around," he says. "Even gave us a number to the cargo place at Tampa airport saying he was there. We called and (they) said they had no dogs." Delta has lost enough dogs in the past to prompt a petition, LAist notes, pointing to three different incidents. "If I could I would go back to LA in a heartbeat," Romano says. "I bet I could find Ty faster than Delta can." (More Delta Air Lines stories.)

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