A puppy that was put on the wrong flight to Hamilton has been found.
The dog, named Cooper, went missing after it was mistakenly flown to the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on Wednesday.
The 11-month-old Golden Labradoodle was supposed to be on a WestJet flight leaving Halifax for Deer Lake, Nfld., to be with family.
His owner Terri Pittman says he was found in a fenced in area near the airport.
“When I said his name he kind of backed away at first, I guess he didn’t recognize he, he was so traumatized,” she said. “So I kind of got in the closed in area, and I got down on my knees to give him some treats, then once he recognized me, he was whining with happiness.”
Pittman says she’s grateful for all the people who helped search all day and all night.
A WestJet spokeswoman told CityNews the dog was taken to Hamilton instead and got off his leash after he was taken out of the kennel for a walk.
The airline flew Cooper’s owners to Hamilton on Thursday where they began searching with the airline and local lost pet search groups.
Pittman’s cousin Hans Ashton says the dog is cold and likely hungry, but seems to be in good spirits and is off to a veterinarian for a check up.
WestJet has apologized for the mishap.