Paula Rodriguez traveled with her pet dog Maia from the Dominican Republic to the USA for vacation.
Sadly, the airline lost her dog because the staff weren't aware that her flight will be on the next day.
Everyone who knows me knows what she means to me.
I don’t go anywhere without her. She’s so well-behaved that I take her to restaurants, literally everywhere.
She’s my partner in everything.
She tells the reporters.
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Rodriguez believes that her dog got out of its pink travel crate while being interrogated by border patrol officers.
Maia has a microchip, and both Rodriguez and Delta Airlines have reached out to relevant organizations and veterinaries in the county, raising hopes that she might still be somewhere within the airport.
Delta has offered Rodriguez $1,800. They emphasize that this is not compensation but a gesture of empathy, backed by various actions and communications with their customer.
However, a reporter has expressed his view that Delta's efforts in locating the dog are lacking.
The reporter urged people who live near the airport to keep an eye out for Rodriguez's pet.
According to the reporter, the airline staff is still searching for the dog. He also encouraged the pet owners to talk the the lawyers of Delta Airlines regarding the investigation.
Paula’s sister Daniela Rodriguez created a GoFundMe page, telling people that they have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.
The pet owner was left sleepless and in constant panic because of what happened. The sister further adds that she doesn't want things to get worse, so she was compelled to reach out for support.
She hopes that her sister and Maia will soon be reunited.