Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 28, 2008
Report Date: May 2008
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: 555
Originating Airport: PSP (Palm Springs International)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines
Flight: 555 (PSP/SEA)
Date of incident: Friday, March 28, 2008
Time of incident: approximately 9:20 P.M. (PT)
Description of animal (including name): 12-year-old Shar-Pei Dog
Narrative description of incident: (post-flight injury) A dog (inside hard-sided kennel) arrived Seattle airport. Our Seattle ramp vendor was delivering this pet to the baggage claim area when he lost his grip of the kennel and it tumbled to the ground, as the owner watched. A12-year-old Shar-Pei sustained a cut near her eye. The owner later informed us that she consulted with her veterinarian and was instructed to use antibiotics and pain medication from a prior veterinarianâ€™s visit to aid healing. Dog was not required to visit her veterinarian in connection with this event.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Apparently dog sustained a cut near eye from inside of kennel when kennel tumbled out of ramp vendorâ€™s hand upon delivery of kennel at the baggage claim area.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
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