facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Runaway dog captured at airport

Dec. 26, 2012 at 2:54 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A dog exported from Egypt to the United States has been captured after escaping upon its arrival at Washington's Dulles International Airport.

Ralphie, a German shepherd-Labrador mix, arrived in America Dec. 12 and promptly bolted from captivity, living on street smarts acquired from his life in Egypt until he was captured in a trap Tuesday morning at the airport, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The trap, which humanely confines animals without harming them, was set near a reported sighting of the dog while it roamed free, an airport employee said.

A network of social media sites was enlisted to find Ralphie, the newspaper said, leading to a headline on one posting at the conclusion of the search reading, "Reunited! Dulles rescue dog found today!"

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Zig-zagging lane lines confuse commuters along I-66 in Virginia
2
Watch seemingly naked couples tase each other in slow motion for art
3
Arby's Meat Mountain is here, and it is enormous
4
Brazilian man wakes up in body bag after being declared dead, credits miracle
5
British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback