Incident Date: Jun 24, 2008
Report Date: August 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 576
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: RSW (Southwest Florida Intl)
Reporting Airport: RSW (Southwest Florida Intl)
INCIDENT #1: CO Flight #576 Newark to Ft. Meyers Cat â€“ Dom. Short Hair/ 2yrs old June 6, 2008 Male/ Name: â€œBeau Bearâ€
Description of the Incident: This customer was traveling with her 5 cats in 5 separate kennels. Upon arrival at the destination, one cat was found deceased in its crate when agents opened the aircraft bin door.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and the medical diagnosis was that â€œBeau Bear had 138 ml of milky fluid in his chest and was very obese.â€ It went on to state that the cause of death for this cat was that it â€œ..had cardiomyopathy and death is attributed to this condition.â€
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet was not transit related.