Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

Meet Amsterdam’s official pet photographer

Meet Amsterdam’s official pet photographer

The picture is emblematic of Rozendaal’s approach: it is at once a portrait of a pet, its owner (who appears only at the periphery of the frame), the relationship they share, and the environment in which they live.