Incident Date: May 30, 2008
Report Date: July 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: 1751
Originating Airport: SJU (Luis Munoz Marin Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
INCIDENT #3: CO Flight #1751 San Juan, PR to Houston Dog â€“ English Bulldog Mixed / 3yrs old May 30, 2008 Male/ Name: â€œ
Description of the Incident: This customer was shipping this dog to Charlotte, NC but upon arrival at Houston (IAH), the dog was found deceased in its crate when agents opened the aircraft bin door.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: The animal was lying deceased inside its crate and there were no signs of trauma, etc. A necropsy was performed at Continentalâ€™s expense to determine the cause of death. The Histopathology revealed, â€œIt is likely that the pulmonary lesion was caused by cardiovascular collapse prior to deathâ€¦ He may have gotten excited during transportation causing him to become dyspneic resulting in a cardiovascular collapse.â€
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet was not transit related.