Mexican airline loses dog, launches FindMika campaign

Eight-year-old Houston dog Mika escaped in transit. Photo / AP
Eight-year-old Houston dog Mika escaped in transit. Photo / AP

Mexican airline Interjet launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City's airport.

The airline posted photos of the search effort and flyers with a picture of Mika with a pink neckerchief around her neck. The flyer offers a 5,000-peso ($343) reward.

Traveller Pamela Alvarez, who lives in Houston, put appeals on social media sites saying the airline didn't inform her until she got to Houston that the dog escaped when the cage fell.

She and her husband returned to Mexico City to hunt for the dog.

However, the story had a happy ending and Alvarez posted on Facebook that Mika had been found by a doctor in Mexico and shared a picture of the joyful reunion.


- AP

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