Cassie has reportedly been found and cared for by airport staff.
(Denver International Airport)
Employees in the Denver International Airport and took care of a fish that Southwest passenger, Lanice Powless, was forced to leave behind last week.
In a statement to Fox News, the Denver International Airport, said employees discovered the fish and turned it in.
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“The fish was found on concourse C at the airport last week by an airport employee and turned in to an information booth (as usual with lost and found objects),” the statement read.
Last week, Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when they said that a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she would not be allowed to have her pink beta fish, Cassie, on board with her.
Although Powless said she had Cassie to flee and was not bothered about it and, according to the TSA website, live fish are allowed on board as carry-on luggage, Southwest Airlines will not let passengers bring animals other than small dogs and cats.
Desperate, Powless said she asked a gate agent would they let her fish on the counter so a friend could come pick him up in half an hour. However, the agent allegedly refused her, making Powless to start asking random passengers of other airlines as they wanted to care for the beta.
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Although Powless in the first instance, said that they found someone on a different airline, who are willing to take her fish, apparently a passenger got cold feet and ordered the fish to be in the hall of the airport.
After the airport employee that the fish, and the airport staff wrote a letter on behalf of Cassie, to show Powless that her beloved fish was doing.
I have been having fun here at Denver International Airport. This place is great! There are plenty of nice people. The food is delicious and there are lots of animals to play with — especially dogs! I’ve gotten my christmas shopping done! Everyone is very nice to me and is taking good care of me. But I’m ready to come home.
You can call 303-342-2250 and make arrangements to pick me up?
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Fortunately, it seems Cassie’s and Powless’ – wishes are answered. The airport confirmed to Fox News that Cassie is arrested.
“Our great customer service team took care of Cassie until we can reunite him with his owner. A friend of the owner picked up the fish on Tuesday,” the statement read.