Frank Romano was flying to Tampa from LAX on Oct 31st with his 6 year-old rescue Pit Bull, Ty. He was ready to go until an airline representative approached him before boarding and told that Ty had chewed through his crate and escaped, but was recovered and they just needed him identify the dog.
She then changed her story, telling him that the dog had been lost for an hour. They are now claiming that Ty chewed through his crate and took off across the tarmac.
Two weeks later and he is still getting nowhere with Delta. He says he feels like he is getting the run-around whenever he finally gets into contact with a person. They have said they are still looking, and offered him $200 in flight credits as compensation. $200 for the best friend he adopted when they were both homeless.
Frank is suspicious that someone stole him. Below is a photo of the crate.
Well it doesn’t look like Ty chewed his way out, there’s no damage to the frame. The hinges aren’t bent and their holes are in immaculate condition, the door is just detached. Unless Ty grew thumbs, it’s unlikely he would have been able to do this.
This isn’t the first dog to be lost by Delta, four years ago they lost a smaller dog named Paco in Mexico. They only offered the owner $200. Six years ago they lost an award winning dog on the tarmac at JFK International which was never found.
LAX administration officials have suspended the search. Romano doesn’t want money, he doesn’t want flights, he just wants his best friend back.
p.s. Don’t forget to enter our Thanksgiving Contest, the BIGGEST contest the year! Contest ends Nov 20, 2014. Grand prize wins a $1000 shopping spree, $200 Amazon gift card and more! Details on the contest page.
Get your entry in early: http://bit.ly/ThanksgivingCONTEST