03 February 2012
One nervous flyer spent a night out in the cold after escaping from his cage at Auckland Airport.
Mrs Liddle had brought her dog Campbell up on a flight from Christchurch when she went to spend time with her brother in Hamilton, b. But as he was being loadeding into the cage into the car for the drive south, Campbell had other ideas and ran towards Puhinui Road.
After fruitless hours of searching – and a look at the airport’s operations centre’s cameras – the siblings headed to Hamilton, fearing him lost.
There were numerous sightings of Campbell throughout the night, and then in the morning the airport’s own “Dr Doolittle” Jeremy Brown and Gareth Udy from Skygate Security managed to spot the dog and entice him the dog into their security car.
Campbell settled down to a large bowl of water, a nice warm blanket and some KFC potato and gravy while the operations team tried to contact the owner. Luckily the owner sent an email offering a $1000 reward for the dog’s return, giving the team her email address so they could reunite them.
Mrs Liddle was amazed when the operations team refused to take the award, telling her it was just part of their job.
Well done guys!