1820090827170611Sadbeagle Lynn Jones was fired from her job as a baggage handler at Reno-Tahoe International Airport after reporting a case of dog abuse. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Jones refused to load a severely abused hunting dog onto a plane, and was fired when she insisted on helping it.
Jones said that the dog was covered in sores and TSA agents couldn't even get it to stand so that it could be X-rayed. She recalled, "Everyone who saw it, the TSA people, the Airport Police officers, the girls at the ticket counter, was concerned. The dog was so weak and torn up. It didn't look like it could survive the flight."
Lynn says that her supervisor told her to ignore the dog's condition, which she refused to do and was subsequently sent home. Her employer, Airport Terminal Services, claims she was fired for abandoning her position, but they are investigating her termination.
As for the dog? Airport police ended up calling animal services, which took custody of the dog and nursed it back to health.
Jones said that she loved her job, "but I just couldn't turn my back on that dog. My supervisor said it wasn't my concern, but animal abuse is everyone's concern who sees it."
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