April 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report
The April, 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of February, 2011.
Delta reports the death of two dogs in February.
On February 14th, a young English Bulldog traveled from Columbus, GA to Frankfurt, Germany. Upon arrival in Frankfort the dog was barely breathing and died immediately after being unloaded. Temperatures during loading and unloading, as well as in the place we around 65F. The German state veterinarian lab summarized that due to the characteristic features of this specific bulldog breed probably the stress experienced while traveling was the main reason the dog suffered from cardiovascular problems and did not survive. In addition the bulldog exceeded airline age and weight restrictions. Delta states that the Columbus GA acceptance agents have been cautioned to ensure compliance with restrictions both orally and in writing.
On February 16th, a three year-old Labrador Retriever died after arrival in Singapore. At this time a cause of death has not been released by the Singapore Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority.