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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Aug 13, 2007
Report Date: October 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: 1795
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


Report:

CO Flight # 1795 Houston-Los Angeles Cat - Domestic Shorthair / 7 years old August 13, 2007 Female / Name: Blue

Owner/Guardian

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Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: The cat was flying from Washington DC to Los Angeles via Houston, along with a second family cat and 2 other animals on the same flight. Upon arrival into LAX, the cat was deceased in his crate.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: The medical diagnosis was that this animal suffered from several underlying and undiagnosed conditions, including feline asthma, Paribronchial Pnuemonia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and abnormalities of the left and possibly right kidneys. The necropsy report actually states that, “…presumably feline asthma was the primary underlying cause of death.”

Description of any corrective action taken: None. The pet’s death was not transit related.

PetFlight Report:
October 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2007/October/Continental-redacted.doc

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