Rescue dog escapes Pensacola International Airport, forcing runways to shut down
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
A rescue dog proved to be a flight risk at Pensacola International Airport.
A Chinese-Crested Hairless Dog landed in Pensacola on Saturday, February 24. He was on his way from California to his new adopter in Jupiter.
When the pilot let Monty out to get some water, he ran onto the runway.
Monty eluded authorities and hid in the woods for days!
A local animal rescue team partnered with airport officials to search for the dog in the highly restricted area.
Wednesday morning, Bobbie Chasarik with the animal rescue group got a phone call from the airport.
Three of the runways had to be shut down for hours while people tried to capture Monty.
"There was a team of about 12 of us who met at the airport this morning. In a span of about three hours, we flushed Monty out of the woods," Chasarik said. "He ended up on the runway, three runways were shut down for him for about three hours. We got Monty into a ditch and grabbed him." Chasarik said Monty's adopter is driving to Pensacola to pick him up.
Chasarik thanked the officials at the airport for their help in catching Monty.