Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chinchillas, Hamsters Suffer Four-Day Layover En Route to Newfoundland

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chinchillas, Hamsters Suffer Four-Day Layover En Route to Newfoundland

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Chinchillas, hamsters suffer four-day layover

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GANDER, N.L. - Dozens of fish didn't make it, but a contingent of small animals has arrived in Gander, N.L., dirty but apparently healthy after a four-day delay in Halifax.

The animals had been slated for a one-day trip to Pet Central Pet Store Wednesday from a Montreal supplier but got repeatedly bumped at Halifax's international airport.

"I made 16 calls, I made eight attempts to go to the airport. I was frustrated, I was in tears to be honest with you," said Pet Central manager Terri-Ann Crisby.

"I'm leaving my home and my family at 12:30 at night to go get these animals at the airport. And we had blizzards here too. So I was driving in extreme conditions."

Crisby said the manager of a PetSmart store in Halifax kindly sent someone to feed and water the animals during the wait. …

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