A 6-year-old canine that was on her method to be part of her foster dad and mom in upstate New York stays lacking after she did a runner at Newark Airport practically a month in the past.
The pooch, a 40-pound light-brown lab combine named Sukie, flew from Puerto Rico on a cargo aircraft on Sept. 15 however managed to flee because the aircraft was being unloaded.
“She broke out of the crate, ran down the ramp that goes from the plane to the ground,” Sukie’s foster mother, Jennifer Wereszynski, instructed The Post. “She got off the tarmac, then she was lost.”
Wereszynski, who lives in Puerto Rico, fostered Sukie for 3 weeks on the island and was touring to Utica, New York, the place her husband is from, in an effort to re-home the canine there.
“We need to get dogs off that island because it’s horrific what’s going on there,” she mentioned. “There’s way more dogs in Puerto Rico than there are families to adopt them.”
The canine’s mother defined that she couldn’t take Sukie on the United flight she took. “Back in the day, if you wanted to fly with your dog, you could check it in with your luggage. They don’t do that anymore since COVID,” she mentioned.
After the pup disappeared, the couple remained in Newark for 5 nights however needed to return again to Utica as a result of they’d their three canines with them, and it received costly to remain.
“It’s been over three weeks and we have not had any sightings,” Wereszynski lamented. “We are devastated and would love any volunteers that are willing to help us that are local to Newark. Our closest volunteer is 30 minutes away.”
Sukie, her mom and three siblings had been surrendered to Amigos de Los Animales, a shelter in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a 12 months in the past. Wereszynski — who has fostered canines from the nonprofit since early 2019 — took a liking to Sukie, who was the least seen canine on Petfinder.
“I said, ‘Sukie, you’re coming with me. I’m gonna find you a home. I always figure it out,’” she defined. “Sukie did not deserve this outcome. She’s the easiest and sweetest dog. She’s no trouble at all.”