The February, 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of December, 2016.
On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS759 inbound from Kansas City International Airport reported that a twelve year old female mane-coon cat named Marilynn was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. These is no evidence to suggest that the airline's handling contributed to the animal's death.
A Golden Retriever arrived in Miami, FL and ground personnel noticed the checked pet was breathing heavily. The Ramp Manager arranged transportation to a vet clinic, but the dog passed before it arrived. A rabbit named Twinkle arrived deceased in Houston, TX from Honolulu, HI. No additional information was provided.
A Yorkshire Terrier puppy was found to be unresponsive in Detroit, MI during a transfer of a flight from Kansas City, MO to New York, NY. Immediate arrangements were made to transport the puppy to emergency medical care. The shipper contacted Veterinary care directly and instructed the vet to euthanize the puppy.