Dog abandoned by owner outside airport will soon be up for adoption

The recent holiday season was a stressful time for many travelers, particularly those who flew.No one, however, had a more traumatic travel experience than a one-year-old puppy who was abandoned by her owner at the Des Moines airport last week.

While the situation is heartbreaking, this poor dog is now in good hands and will soon be looking for a new home.According to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, a 1-year-old dog named Allie was discovered tied up outside Des Moines International Airport on December 29.Allie was later found outside the airport.

According to the Daily Mail, the dog’s owner is Bigsen Charles, 24, who said he left the dog behind so he wouldn’t miss his flight to New Jersey: “I already checked in and didn’t want to miss my flight,” he said.”I assumed that if I paid for the dog on the plane, they would provide her with a kennel.I had no idea I had to bring my own.”

“I knew someone would end up taking her,” Charles said, claiming he wanted someone to pick up the dog but couldn’t make arrangements.A warrant was issued, and the owner surrendered Allie to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, according to Today.Despite everything, the dog is cheerful.

“(She’s) very friendly and loved everybody from the airport staff that came out, brought her a blanket, stayed with her, loved her, giving her all the attention until our animal services officers came out and picked her up,” ARL CEO Tom Colvin told Today. “She’s very sweet.”

Colvin also mentioned that Allie didn’t have to wait long outside, and thus avoided the freezing cold weather from a few days before.

He also stated that Allie’s situation will soon improve: she will be placed for adoption and begin her search for a forever home.”Once Allie has had her spay surgery, microchip, and any other veterinary services that she requires,” the ARL told Today.The investigation into the case is still ongoing.Animal abandonment is a misdemeanor in Iowa, punishable by a fine of at least $105 and up to two years in prison.