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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2008
Report Date: August 2008
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 576
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: RSW (Southwest Florida Intl)
Reporting Airport: RSW (Southwest Florida Intl)


Report:

INCIDENT #1: CO Flight #576 Newark to Ft. Meyers Cat – Dom. Short Hair/ 2yrs old June 6, 2008 Male/ Name: “Beau Bear”

Owner/Guardian REDACTED

Narrative Description:

Description of the Incident: This customer was traveling with her 5 cats in 5 separate kennels. Upon arrival at the destination, one cat was found deceased in its crate when agents opened the aircraft bin door.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and the medical diagnosis was that “Beau Bear had 138 ml of milky fluid in his chest and was very obese.” It went on to state that the cause of death for this cat was that it “..had cardiomyopathy and death is attributed to this condition.”

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

PetFlight Report:
August 2008 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2008/august/Continental-redacted.doc

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