March 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report

The March, 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of January, 2011.

Delta reports the injury of a Golden Retriever and the death of an English Bulldog.

A Golden Retriever injured itself trying to escape its kennel. Part of a zip-tie used to secure the kennel became lodged in its gum and had to be removed at a vet clinic.

A nine month-old English Bulldog named Coco arrived deceased in Atalanta, Georgia from Stuttgart, Germany. Delta reported no temperature issues or problems with the aircraft. A necropsy indicated "regurgitated food consumed prior to transportation which was aspirated into the trachea and lungs. The vet also noted that there were indications of a preexisting."

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during January, 2011.
AirlineLossesInjuriesDeaths
Delta 011
Total 0 1 1

See all incidents included in the March, 2011 report.

Comments

Glen wrote about 3 years ago:

It breaks my heart to hear about dogs dying all alone in the cargo section of a plane. I was thinking of buying a couple boxers from a breeder in Russia but I don't think I could take one or both of the dogs arriving dead on my end after a long flight. That would haunt me for life.

When airlines start caring more about precious cargo maybe I'll consider it. I don't want to hear "there was nothing we could do for your puppie" when they hand me a dead animal that was on an ungodly long flight.

I do appreciate them posting actual stats of animals being injured or dying. This is good information that I will pass along.

Thanks

Glen

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Source: March 2011 Air Travel Consumer Report.