Incident Date: Jul 03, 2009
Report Date: September 2009
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 499
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Reporting Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
TOTAL ANIMALS SHIPPED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 10,378 TOTAL REPORTABLE INCIDENTS DURING PERIOD: 1 % OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS TO ANIMALS HANDLED: 0.01%
INCIDENT #1: CO Flight # 499 Houston to Denver Dog – Yellow Labrador Retriever / age 2yrs July 3, 2009 Male / Name: “Dakota”
Description of the Incident: Dakota arrived in Denver lying in his crate deceased.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed at Continental’s expense and the pathologist noted that Dakota suffered from a condition called “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)” which caused Dakota to suffer hemorrahaging. Cardio myopathy (abnormality of the heart muscle) was also noted and contributed to the death of this animal.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet was not transit related.
September 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report
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