"My guess is that he did not have a health certificate, and the owner had to make a choice," Speedway Animal Rescue wrote in a Facebook post about the dog
An Indiana animal rescue has put out a call for information after a puppy was found abandoned at the Indianapolis International Airport on Monday.
"This puppy, who we are naming Boeing, was abandoned today at the Indianapolis Airport. My 'guess' is that he did not have a health certificate, and the owner had to make a choice," the shelter wrote alongside two photos of the small white dog.
"If you are that owner, please contact us," the rescue continued. "You will not get in trouble. Your dog is safe, we just want information so that we can keep an eye on his injuries and better understand what he may need."
Speedway went on to share more identifying details about the puppy. "Boeing is approximately 4-5 months old, has stitches in his front leg/armpit, and a body bandage. He is neutered and does not have a microchip. He is safe in foster," the rescue wrote, adding that they plan to have a veterinarian examine the dog.
Boeing's plight touched the hearts of many, as Speedway revealed in a follow-up post on Wednesday. In the social media message, the rescue shared that it had received a flood of comments and inquiries regarding the abandoned animal.
"So, it turns out we are going a little viral right now," the post began before addressing whether Boeing is currently available for adoption.
"Boeing is safe in foster, and we will not be removing him from his foster home. Legally as a rescue in Marion Co., we must hold Boeing for two weeks to give an owner time to come forward," the rescue explained.
"Once those two weeks are up, he will not be available to be adopted until he is fully healed from his injuries. We have a family who has adopted from us in the past who is interested in him, and they will have first right to adopt."
Speedway also reiterated that Boeing is not microchipped, ruling out one possible way to identify his owner. In addition, the rescue revealed that several people have commented across multiple social media platforms that the dog belongs to them. As a result, Speedway said they "will require anyone who believes Boeing is theirs to contact us directly."
"The potential for scams is high in these situations," the rescue explained.
Speedway also shared that the airport is currently investigating Boeing's origins. "The airport is doing everything they can," Speedway wrote.
The rescue closed out its message by welcoming donations for Boeing's continued care.
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While Boeing's owner has yet to be located, another dog was happily reunited with her owner in September after she went missing in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for three weeks.
Six-year-old Maia's owner was flying from the Dominican Republic to California for a vacation when her pet disappeared on Aug. 18. She was eventually found by airport staff, a little worn out from her ordeal.
"Maia, the dog who escaped onto the airfield at the world's busiest airport, was recovered on September 9," Atlanta Airport wrote in an update about the missing animal on X (formerly known as Twitter). "ATL's Operations team found her hiding near the North Cargo facilities. Tired but in apparent good health, she was transported to a vet and is expected to return home soon."
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