Good thing this dog was discovered -- he may have been in for a ruff ride.
TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport found this intrepid pooch while searching a passenger's checked bag last week. According to an agency spokeswoman, the dog set off an "unknown-contents alarm," which prompted the search.
Once she was located and notified, the owner said her chihuahua must have "climbed in while [she] was packing her suitcase," according to a TSA release.
#TSATravelTips - Ay, #Chihuahua! It’s always important to double check your bags before traveling, especially to make sure your Chihuahua hasn’t stowed away inside one of them. That’s exactly what happened this week at #NewYork’s #LaGuardia (#LGA) Airport. While resolving a checked baggage alarm, an officer was shocked when he found a dog in the bag! Apparently, the dog climbed in while its owner was packing her suitcase. TSA worked with the airline to identify the owner, and the two were happily reunited. #DogsOfInstagram #TSAGoodCatch
WPIX reports that the woman apparently didn’t hear any noise from the puppy while it was inside.
"[She] was shocked when we told her we had her dog," TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said.
We really, really, really, hope this woman didn't try to pack her dog in a suitcase.