Corgi ends up in Honolulu after being put on wrong plane

Published: Nov. 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Blame it on the holiday travel rush.

On Saturday, a corgi went missing after being put on an American Airlines flight in Seattle for its new home in Jackson, Miss.

A few hours later, the corgi was found -- in Honolulu.

American Airlines said the Pembroke Welsh corgi was placed on the wrong flight during a stop in Dallas, and made an unexpected trip to the islands.

The corgi, named Bethany, is slated to leave Honolulu on Monday for Dallas and then will continue on to Jackson the following day "to make sure she is well-rested," said American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein.

"We apologize to Bethany and her owner for the extra flight to Honolulu, and look forward to introducing her to her new owner very soon," Feinstein said.

Feinstein said the corgi is under the care of a veterinarian, and that AA staff have been checking in with the dog's owner regularly.

The dog's breeder, Paul Chen, reported the dog missing Saturday and offered a $1,000 reward. There were initial fears the dog had been stolen, but American Airlines quickly realized its mistake after the dog landed in Honolulu.

American Airlines said they're looking at their procedures to figure out how the corgi could have been placed on the wrong plane.

Bethany the corgi, meanwhile, is reported to have enjoyed her stop in the islands.

"She took a little bit of a vacation," AA spokeswoman Andrea Huguely told one Dallas TV station. "She has been very well taken care of the entire time."

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