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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Jul 26, 2013
Report Date: September 2013
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 1317
Originating Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)


Report:

Type: Injury Date of Incident: July 26, 2013 Location: Denver, CO Routing: Denver, CO (DEN) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) Flight – 1317 AWB: 006-07801533 Description of Animal: 8yr old male Labrador, named “Cupid” Description of Incident: Delta Cargo accepted Cupid for transport on DL1317 at our facility in DEN. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with our live animal procedures. Flight 1317 had a scheduled departure time of 1720 but was delayed by one hour and four minutes. The local temperature was approximately 82ºF. All required labels and markings were attached to the exterior of the kennel. As Cupid was delivered to the aircraft for loading our ramp handler observed Cupid jump from the freight cart; however he was quickly recaptured. On further observation, the animal chewed through the releasable cable ties applied at the lower bottom of its kennel. Cupid squeezed his way through the front door and scraped his leg causing an injury around the foot area. On the inside of the kennel there were teeth marks and indentions to the rigid plastic. Cupid’s owners were also scheduled to travel on the same flight but were removed to help attend to Cupid. Leaders at DEN immediately drove Cupid and his owners to Alameda East Clinic for an examination by a licensed veterinarian. Doctors applied a splint and two hours later he was released to his owners. Cause of Incident: Self inflicted wounds Corrective Action Taken: None Warrante

PetFlight Report:
September 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_July_2013.pdf

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