Mexican airline loses Houston woman's dog at airport, turns to social media for help

All's well that ends well, as the Mexican airline Interjet  desperately launched a social campaign (#BuscandoMika, or SeekingMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City's international airport.

Mika's owner, Pamela Alvarez, who was flying from Mexico City to Houston, where she lives, said that when she arrived in Texas, she was informed by Interjet that her dog had escaped after her cage fell. Alvarez and her husband returned to Mexico City to hunt for the lost pup.

The airline posted photos of the search effort and flyers with a picture of Mika with a pink handkerchief around her neck offering a 5,000-peso ($250) reward.

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“I just want everyone to know what happened, and for the people at Interjet to return my dog to me,” she said in a video posted on her Facebook page, adding that she did not know whether Mika would be inside or outside at Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.

Initially, Interjet said in a statement that it understands that pets are important to their owners, and assuring that despite the fact that "up to now we haven't been able to find Mika, but we will continue to search with all means at our disposal."

And now Mika has been located and is safely with her owners.

Interjet posted a Tweet reading, "Mika has appeared! Thanks for everybody's help in spreading the word. Mika is already back with" Alvarez.

The couple posted a happy photo of themselves holding Mika, saying, "We found Mika! Thanks to all the people, friends, family and Interjet, we are already with her. She is now with her family."

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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