Airline Pet Incidents

Below is a list of all incidents involving the loss, injury, or death of a pet during air travel or shipping.
Information current as of July 2014.

Airline Type Animal Incident Date Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 10/03/14 Details
United Airlines Injury Dog 05/27/14 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 03/31/14 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 03/31/14 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Dog 03/31/14 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 03/08/14 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Cat 01/20/14 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 01/01/14 Details
United Airlines Loss Bird 12/28/13 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 12/22/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/26/13 Details
Delta Injury Dog 11/24/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/19/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/18/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/17/13 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 11/06/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Dog 10/21/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 10/10/13 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 10/04/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 09/20/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 09/14/13 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/28/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 08/12/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 08/11/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 08/11/13 Details
Delta Injury Dog 07/26/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 07/25/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 07/24/13 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 07/20/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 07/19/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Ferret 07/01/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 06/04/13 Details
American Airlines Loss Cat 05/22/13 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 05/20/13 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 05/15/13 Details
Delta Death Dog 05/15/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 05/09/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 05/04/13 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 04/30/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 04/28/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 04/17/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 04/16/13 Details
Hawaiian Air Loss Dog 03/26/13 Details
Horizon Air Injury Dog 02/20/13 Details
Delta Injury Dog 02/09/13 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 02/07/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 02/03/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 01/13/13 Details
Delta Death Rabbit 01/04/13 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/29/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/28/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/28/12 Details
American Airlines Injury Dog 12/17/12 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 12/17/12 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 12/01/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 11/05/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 10/16/12 Details
Horizon Air Injury Cat 10/14/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/09/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 09/27/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 09/25/12 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 09/10/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 09/03/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 09/02/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 08/30/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 08/28/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 08/11/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 08/10/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 08/10/12 Details
American Airlines Loss Dog 07/18/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 07/15/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 07/01/12 Details
Delta Death Cat 06/26/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 06/16/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 06/08/12 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 05/23/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Cat 05/17/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 05/17/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 05/08/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 04/28/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 04/26/12 Details
Delta Death Rabbit 04/08/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 03/18/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 03/17/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 03/16/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 03/16/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 03/15/12 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 03/15/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 03/14/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 03/11/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 03/01/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 02/14/12 Details
Delta Death Chinchilla 02/08/12 Details
Delta Death Chinchilla 02/08/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 02/07/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 02/03/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 01/29/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 01/29/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 01/26/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 01/17/12 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 01/17/12 Details
Delta Death Dog 01/13/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 01/09/12 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 01/04/12 Details
Delta Injury Dog 12/30/11 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 12/19/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 12/12/11 Details
Delta Death Guinea Pig 12/12/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Cat 12/02/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 11/30/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 11/01/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Cat 10/08/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 10/04/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 10/04/11 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 09/30/11 Details
Hawaiian Air Injury Dog 09/19/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 09/15/11 Details
American Airlines Loss Cat 08/25/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 08/20/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 08/18/11 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/15/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 08/11/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 07/26/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 07/25/11 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 07/20/11 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 07/19/11 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 07/09/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 07/08/11 Details
Delta Injury Dog 06/27/11 Details
Continental Death Cat 06/25/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 06/24/11 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/18/11 Details
Delta Death Chinchilla 06/11/11 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 05/31/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 05/21/11 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 04/12/11 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 04/11/11 Details
Delta Death Cat 04/01/11 Details
Continental Injury Dog 04/01/11 Details
Delta Injury Dog 03/31/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 03/30/11 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 03/27/11 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 03/20/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 03/16/11 Details
Delta Death Guinea Pig 03/14/11 Details
Delta Death Guinea Pig 03/14/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 02/16/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 02/14/11 Details
Delta Death Dog 01/24/11 Details
Delta Injury Dog 01/14/11 Details
Continental Death Dog 12/24/10 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 12/21/10 Details
Delta Death Cat 12/21/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 12/20/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 12/17/10 Details
Delta Injury Dog 12/17/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 11/30/10 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 11/25/10 Details
Continental Death Dog 11/24/10 Details
Delta Injury Cat 11/12/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 11/11/10 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 11/08/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 11/04/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 10/22/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 10/13/10 Details
Delta Death Bird 10/04/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 10/03/10 Details
Delta Injury Dog 10/01/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Cat 10/01/10 Details
Delta Injury Dog 10/01/10 Details
Delta Injury Dog 09/29/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 09/27/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 09/26/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 09/01/10 Details
Frontier Airlines Injury Dog 08/30/10 Details
Continental Injury Dog 08/14/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Unknown 07/01/10 Details
American Airlines Death Unknown 07/01/10 Details
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Loss Unknown 07/01/10 Details
Delta Death Unknown 07/01/10 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Unknown 07/01/10 Details
United Airlines Death Unknown 07/01/10 Details
United Airlines Death Unknown 07/01/10 Details
United Airlines Loss Unknown 07/01/10 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/29/10 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/24/10 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 06/19/10 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/13/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 06/07/10 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 06/03/10 Details
American Airlines Loss Cat 05/31/10 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/26/10 Details
Delta Loss Dog 05/03/10 Details
American Eagle Death Dog 04/30/10 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 04/27/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 04/16/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 04/10/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 04/09/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 04/02/10 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 04/01/10 Details
Delta Injury Cat 03/14/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 02/20/10 Details
Delta Death Dog 02/18/10 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 02/02/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 01/09/10 Details
SkyWest Injury Dog 01/06/10 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/31/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 12/07/09 Details
Delta Death Dog 12/03/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 11/27/09 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/21/09 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 11/16/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 11/02/09 Details
Continental Death Dog 09/21/09 Details
Northwest Airlines Death Dog 09/11/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 09/07/09 Details
Northwest Airlines Death Dog 09/03/09 Details
Delta Death Dog 08/25/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/14/09 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/05/09 Details
American Eagle Death Dog 07/29/09 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 07/18/09 Details
Hawaiian Air Loss Cat 07/14/09 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 07/13/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 07/10/09 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/03/09 Details
American Airlines Injury Dog 06/29/09 Details
Delta Death Cat 06/18/09 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/15/09 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/10/09 Details
Northwest Airlines Death Dog 06/02/09 Details
American Airlines Loss Cat 05/31/09 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 05/25/09 Details
American Airlines Death Monkey 05/10/09 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 03/15/09 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 03/09/09 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 02/24/09 Details
Delta Loss Cat 02/15/09 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 12/12/08 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 12/01/08 Details
Delta Death Dog 11/26/08 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Dog 11/20/08 Details
Northwest Airlines Death Bird 11/14/08 Details
American Airlines Injury Dog 11/07/08 Details
Horizon Air Loss Dog 11/06/08 Details
Horizon Air Injury Cat 10/22/08 Details
Delta Death Cat 10/15/08 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 10/13/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/30/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 08/16/08 Details
Northwest Airlines Loss Cat 08/06/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/04/08 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 07/19/08 Details
Delta Death Dog 07/12/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 07/11/08 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Dog 07/11/08 Details
United Airlines Loss Dog 07/07/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 07/03/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/27/08 Details
Continental Death Cat 06/24/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 06/04/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/30/08 Details
SkyWest Injury Dog 05/28/08 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 05/28/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 05/18/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/09/08 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/09/08 Details
Continental Loss Dog 05/09/08 Details
Delta Death Bird 04/09/08 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 04/08/08 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 04/02/08 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 04/02/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 03/28/08 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 03/19/08 Details
American Airlines Injury Dog 03/12/08 Details
Delta Death Dog 03/09/08 Details
Continental Injury Dog 02/21/08 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 01/16/08 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 01/14/08 Details
Northwest Airlines Death Cat 01/10/08 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 01/07/08 Details
Continental Injury Dog 12/05/07 Details
Delta Loss Cat 11/30/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/29/07 Details
Delta Loss Dog 11/26/07 Details
Delta Death Dog 11/20/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 11/19/07 Details
Continental Loss Cat 11/05/07 Details
Delta Loss Dog 11/02/07 Details
Delta Death Cat 11/02/07 Details
Hawaiian Air Injury Dog 10/30/07 Details
Comair Loss Cat 10/22/07 Details
American Airlines Injury Dog 10/16/07 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/09/07 Details
SkyWest Injury Dog 10/01/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 09/22/07 Details
Midwest Airlines Death Dog 09/05/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Cat 08/27/07 Details
Delta Loss Cat 08/23/07 Details
Continental Death Cat 08/13/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/11/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/07/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Cat 08/04/07 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/02/07 Details
Delta Death Cat 07/28/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/27/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 07/25/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/03/07 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Dog 07/03/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 06/23/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 06/20/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 06/16/07 Details
Delta Death Dog 05/31/07 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 05/29/07 Details
Horizon Air Death Dog 05/25/07 Details
Delta Loss Cat 05/10/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/08/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/07/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 04/28/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 04/26/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 04/17/07 Details
Continental Death Cat 03/28/07 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 03/28/07 Details
Continental Loss Cat 03/27/07 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Cat 03/20/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 03/09/07 Details
Continental Loss Cat 02/27/07 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 02/15/07 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 02/02/07 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 01/28/07 Details
Continental Death Dog 01/11/07 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 01/06/07 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 12/28/06 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/28/06 Details
Delta Loss Cat 12/26/06 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/18/06 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 12/15/06 Details
Northwest Airlines Loss Dog 12/12/06 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 12/03/06 Details
Northwest Airlines Loss Cat 11/30/06 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 11/14/06 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/29/06 Details
Frontier Airlines Injury Dog 10/19/06 Details
Hawaiian Air Loss Cat 10/15/06 Details
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Death Dog 10/13/06 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/09/06 Details
Midwest Airlines Death Dog 09/26/06 Details
Midwest Airlines Injury Dog 09/10/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 09/07/06 Details
ATA Airlines Loss Cat 09/01/06 Details
Hawaiian Air Death Dog 08/28/06 Details
United Airlines Loss Cat 08/25/06 Details
ATA Airlines Loss Bird 08/16/06 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 08/09/06 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/05/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/02/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/02/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/30/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/30/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/18/06 Details
Continental Injury Cat 07/13/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/10/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 07/08/06 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 06/26/06 Details
Delta Death Cat 06/24/06 Details
Shuttle America Loss Cat 06/24/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/18/06 Details
Delta Loss Dog 06/17/06 Details
Continental Injury Dog 06/03/06 Details
Shuttle America Death Dog 05/28/06 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Dog 05/14/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 04/30/06 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 04/26/06 Details
United Airlines Death Cat 04/24/06 Details
Northwest Airlines Loss Cat 04/19/06 Details
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc Injury Dog 04/07/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 04/05/06 Details
Continental Death Dog 03/21/06 Details
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc Injury Cat 03/10/06 Details
Delta Loss Dog 02/15/06 Details
Continental Injury Dog 01/29/06 Details
Delta Death Dog 01/10/06 Details
Delta Loss Cat 12/08/05 Details
Hawaiian Air Injury Dog 12/02/05 Details
SkyWest Death Dog 11/11/05 Details
American Airlines Loss Cat 11/08/05 Details
Horizon Air Death Bird 10/25/05 Details
Horizon Air Death Bird 10/25/05 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/22/05 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 10/05/05 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 10/03/05 Details
Continental Death Dog 09/17/05 Details
US Airways Loss Cat 08/30/05 Details
US Airways Injury Dog 08/30/05 Details
Horizon Air Injury Dog 08/24/05 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/21/05 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/21/05 Details
Continental Injury Dog 08/13/05 Details
American Airlines Death Dog 08/06/05 Details
Continental Death Dog 08/02/05 Details
Continental Injury Dog 08/01/05 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 07/29/05 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Cat 07/29/05 Details
Delta Death Dog 07/10/05 Details
Continental Loss Dog 07/05/05 Details
Continental Loss Dog 07/01/05 Details
Continental Death Dog 06/29/05 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 06/26/05 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Dog 06/23/05 Details
Hawaiian Air Injury Dog 06/14/05 Details
Hawaiian Air Injury Cat 06/14/05 Details
Midwest Airlines Death Dog 06/11/05 Details
Comair Injury Dog 06/10/05 Details
United Airlines Death Dog 06/09/05 Details
American Airlines Death Cat 06/05/05 Details
Continental Injury Cat 06/05/05 Details
Alaska Airlines Injury Dog 05/24/05 Details
Alaska Airlines Loss Cat 05/23/05 Details
Northwest Airlines Injury Dog 05/20/05 Details
US Airways Death Dog 05/19/05 Details
Continental Death Rat 05/18/05 Details
Continental Death Dog 05/15/05 Details
Continental Injury Cat 05/13/05 Details
Frontier Airlines Injury Cat 05/12/05 Details
Alaska Airlines Death Cat 05/10/05 Details
Northwest Airlines Loss Cat 05/04/05 Details

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