Dog Abandoned and Tied at Airport Gets Unexpected Rescue

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On July 10, 2014, a malnourished female dog was found tied outside the sixth level passenger drop off area at Denver International Airport (DIA). No one knows who left the pet there and no one came to claimed her, but the dog found a loving new owner that same night with United Airlines’ employee Mike Scott.

Photo Credit: Vera Anderson
Photo Credit: Vera Anderson

 

When the dog was found, it was wearing a collar but had no identification tags. DIA employees believe the pet was abandoned because it is unlikely the dog would have wandered off on her own to the high-trafficked drop-off area and somehow tie herself to a pole.

According to 9 News, the dog spent several hours under the care of different DIA employees. Air port security guard Chris Jeater fedher white rice from Panda express and grilled chicken breast from Burger King. Animal Control was called but if they had taken the dog, her fate would have been uncertain, and that is why Scott decided to take her home with him that night.

“I took the dog and took her to my vet,” said Scott. “I had a dog for 13 years and she just died of cancer in February.”

Thanks to this compassionate United Airlines employee, the abandoned airport dog now has a family of her own.

11 thoughts on “Dog Abandoned and Tied at Airport Gets Unexpected Rescue”

  1. There is still hope for humanity yet, thanks to some caring people and one guy who just couldn’t let this dog have a fate that no one would want. Thank you!

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  2. I am glad that there are people like this good man that have compassion for animals. I cannot imagine leaving either of my dogs tied up somewhere and walking away. Thank you and may many good things come your way!

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    • Perhaps the person tried to keep the animal but circumstances left him with little alternatives….perhaps he intended to return…..who knows? Stop judging people.

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  3. Glad someone took the dog home, but what does that say about airport security?? I mean no cameras in the area?

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  4. Way to go Scott! God works in mysterious ways. You were meant to be there for her. Take good care of her and she will take care of you for a lifetime!

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