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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 20, 2015
Report Date: September 2015
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AS24
Originating Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Destination Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Reporting Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS24 (Seattle, WA to Boston, MA) Date of incident: July 20, 2015 Time of incident: 7:15 AM EST Type of Incident: Injury Description of animal (including name): Male Golden Retriever of unknown name and age Narrative description of incident: On arrival in Boston, ramp personnel working flight 24 inbound from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported that a male Golden Retriever dog of unknown age and name had sustained minor injuries to his front paws likely during a forced exit from the kennel. A supervisor with Alaska Airlines contacted the passenger who inspected the animal for additional injuries in which none were discovered. The animal had forcefully exited the kennel and the owner informed the Alaska Airlines supervisor on duty that the animal has a history of chewing his paws when nervous. Medical attention was offered by Alaska Airlines on behalf of the injured Golden Retriever which was declined by the owner. Narrative description of the cause of the incident: On arrival ramp personnel reported that a dog had sustained minor injuries to his front paws likely during a forced exit from the kennel. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s injury. Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No corrective actions required; No photographs available of incident.

PetFlight Report:
September 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Alaska_Redacted_July_2015.pdf

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