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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 01, 2012
Report Date: May 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: 4584
Originating Airport:
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: Delta 4584

Date and Time of Incident March 1, 2012, 7 PM

Type of Incident: Injury

Description of Animal Breed: Samoyed - Frannie Age: 4 years

Description of Incident: Pet chewed through its kennel wall and escaped at its first stop in Minneapolis. The dog was checked by the owner who approved onward travel. Frannie was not aggressive. Delta provided a loaner kennel and the dog traveled on to the second stop in Portland Oregon. The dog attempted a second escape between Minneapolis and Portland. The crew unloading the pet noticed blood on loaner kennel. Alaska Airlines refused to take the animal on to the destination. The owner laid over in Portland and obtained veterinarian services for Frannie. Therapy for the pet included anesthetic dental cleaning with radiographs and necessary extractions.

Cause of Incident: Self inflicted damage to teeth and gums

Corrective Action Taken: None

PetFlight Report:
May 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/May/Delta_Redacted.docx

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