Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WestJet Finds Lost Gecko, Owner Wants Airline to Change Policy on Pet Transport

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WestJet Finds Lost Gecko, Owner Wants Airline to Change Policy on Pet Transport

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WestJet finds gecko, owner wants policy change

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VANCOUVER - A pet gecko that disappeared after its owner put it on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver last Sunday has been found alive.

Meryl Bishop, the owner of Nom the gecko, received a call from the airline Wednesday afternoon to say the animal had been found.

The 11-centimetre lizard had had no food and little water since she was placed in the cargo hold of a plane. All Nom had was a damp paper towel placed in her carrier to keep her cool and create some humidity.

After picking up Nom, Bishop posted a picture on Facebook of the gecko crawling up her T-Shirt.

"She looks good! A little skinnier, but she loves to eat so it won't take long for her to gain that weight back," Bishop said in a Facebook message. …

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