TORONTO — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating after dozens of dogs were found dead or sick on a Toronto-bound flight from Ukraine.
The agency says approximately 500 puppies landed at Pearson International Airport last Saturday.
Authorities says 38 dogs were found dead on arrival and many others were dehydrated, weak or vomiting.
The CFIA says it’s investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will then determine its next steps.
Ukraine International Airlines posted a statement on social media Friday apologizing for the “tragic loss of animal life” on one of its flights, but did not specify its destination.
The airline, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, committed to work with local authorities to get to the bottom of what happened and make changes if necessary.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 20, 2020.
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