The March, 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of January, 2016.
Delta Air Lines
A Golden Retriever was accepted in Rochester, NY (ROC) for transport to Portland, OR (PDX) with a transfer and overnight kenneling in Atlanta, GA (ATL). The dog arrived in Atlanta, GA and was transferred to kenneling services for overnight stay until the next day. The kennel handler was en route to the Atlanta, GA airport when he noticed the animal collapsed at which time the driver took the dog to a veterinary clinic.
The Golden Retriever died in the van service during transport. According to the necropsy report the dog died due to cardiorespiratory compromise caused by acute gastric dilation, also referred to as bloat.