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Travel Rescue Dog Shot And Killed After Escaping Plane Onto Winnipeg Runway

17:10  12 april  2018
17:10  12 april  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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WINNIPEG — A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg 's airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.

Officials in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have launched a review after a two-year-old rescue dog was shot and killed after she slipped out of her crate at the city’s airport and scampered on to the runway , forcing one flight to abort its landing.

WINNIPEG — A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg's airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.

Winnipeg-based Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue says the two-year-old golden-Labrador mix, named Greta, fled from a Perimeter Aviation plane Monday after a flight from Shamattawa First Nation.

Airport spokesman Tyler MacAfee says the dog ran onto a runway and forced the crew of a WestJet flight from Las Vegas to abort a landing attempt.

MacAfee says the dog started to run back toward the runway a second time and, despite efforts by two officers to coax Greta in, the dog could not be corralled and was shot to avoid another conflict with an aircraft.

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A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg ’s airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.

WINNIPEG — A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg 's airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.

a dog looking at the camera: A two-year-old golden Labrador mix, named Greta, is seen in this undated handout photo.© Provided by AOL Inc. A two-year-old golden Labrador mix, named Greta, is seen in this undated handout photo.

Rebecca Norman, a Manitoba Mutts director, says Greta had been placed in a standard plastic kennel, but it appears she chewed through the side and jumped from the plane when the door opened.

Norman says the organization plans to meet with airport officials to discuss ways to prevent similar incidents.

"It was a bit of a shock for all parties involved," said Norman. "I think everyone did the best that they could, given the scenario. The outcome was as it should be."

Greta was considered a community dog that ran loose, although she wasn't feral and was still approachable, said Norman.

"Dogs don't take well to taking trips on airplanes. Any dog would be quite fearful after a flight."

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A rescue dog was shot and killed at Winnipeg 's airport this week after it escaped following a flight from northern Manitoba. WATCH: Dog mistakingly loaded onto United Airlines plane results in flight being diverted to Ohio. Airport spokesman Tyler MacAfee says the dog ran onto a runway and

Officials in Winnipeg have launched an internal review after a two-year-old rescue dog named Greta was shot and killed on an airport runway Monday. The Golden Lab mix escaped from its kennel and bolted onto the tarmac around 4:30 p.m. Planes were forced to divert their path and at least one

Dogs have flown in plastic carriers before

Norman said a standard metal kennel had been provided for Greta's transport, but a volunteer in Shamattawa decided the weight was too heavy to load onto a truck, so the dog was left in the plastic kennel.

Norman said the rescue group has flown many dogs in plastic carriers before.

A member of a foster family that would have taken Greta before possible placement in a permanent home was waiting at the airport.

"They were very upset. This was their first foster dog with us so it was pretty traumatizing. Thankfully, she was able to take another dog that was on the flight," said Norman.

MacAfee said pets have escaped from their crates before, but this is the first time the airport had to shoot an animal.

He said they've looked at the option of using a tranquillizer gun.

"My understanding is that there are no airports in Canada which use that technique, but ... if it's practical and makes sense and works then, absolutely, we would look at it as an option."

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A Canadian rescue dog , who was on her way to a foster home, was shot dead at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Winnipeg Airport Authority Wildlife Control tried to catch the dog , but were unable to lead her to safety. Greta was still stuck on the runway when a second plane started to come in for a landing.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority is looking over its wildlife policy after a rescue dog was shot and killed at the airport Monday when it got loose from its kennel and ran near an active runway .

Norman said it's wonderful the airport has offered to meet with her organization, but she's not sure much will change "in terms of protocol."

"Tranquilizer darts take quite a long time to work and it's a guessing game on how much the dog weighs and how much medication to give."

Norman also said wire kennels don't always meet airlines' size requirements and Manitoba Mutts has spoken to Perimeter Aviation about using carriers with heavier plastic.

There was no immediate reply from Perimeter to a request for comment.

Manitoba Mutts takes in about 500 dogs a year and has been working with Perimeter for seven years to transport animals from northern communities.

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