WINNIPEG – A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg’s airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.
Winnipeg-based Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue says the two-year-old golden-Labrador mix, named Greta, fled from a Perimeter Aviation plane Monday after a flight from Shamattawa First Nation.
A female dog and her two puppies are recuperating after being rescued by Manitoba RCMP from a home where they were left without any food or water for about three weeks.
Police acted on a tip and visited a residence in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation on February 7, where they found a mother dog and her five puppies locked up in a dark bedroom. Two of the puppies were deceased, while the two live puppies and their mom were taken to the Lynn Lake RCMP detachment.