Complicated story: Dog goes missing after traveling with Delta Airlines
Delta Air Lines, a popular airline, has found itself in a new scandal after one of its passengers accused the carrier of losing her dog, which was on board with her. The incident occurred at Atlanta airport.
Paula Rodriguez arrived there with her puppy, named Maya. Eventually, the woman was detained at the airport because her tourist visa did not meet the requirements, and then she was moved to a detention center for the night, Metro reports.
The next day, she was ordered to fly back to the Dominican Republic. She was also told that she would return Maya when she landed in her home country, but this did not happen.
It all ended with the puppy disappearing. In turn, the airline offered the woman compensation in the amount of 1800 dollars for the missing animal.
Rodriguez's lawyer said that Delta's monetary offer was an "insult" to her. At the same time, Delta stated that it was not an "offer of compensation" and that they "showed compassion through many actions, gestures, and communication."
Now Paula Rodriguez's family is looking for funds to hire professional pet detectives to find the lost dog. "This is a time for people, strangers, to come together, despite the fact that a multi-billion dollar airline will not take responsibility for their actions," the woman's family wrote on social media.
Maya's owner has already started her search. She recently flew to Atlanta to look for Maya at the airport and in animal shelters, but her attempts have been unsuccessful so far.
It should be added that this situation has had a negative impact on Paula Rodriguez's condition, as she has been hospitalized several times with emotional trauma. "Maya is my whole heart, and I know she is out there somewhere looking for her mom. I need your contribution to help in our search to bring me closer to reuniting with my child," she emotionally comments on the search for the missing animal.
The authors of the material add that as of now, the Rodriguez family continues to raise funds and has already managed to raise more than $5,000 to search for the missing puppy.