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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Jul 05, 2005
Report Date: September 2005
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 9 years
Flight Number: 1022
Originating Airport: MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)


Description of the Incident: The animal was accepted in New Orleans for a trip to Portland, Oregon. Cable ties were added to secure the kennel door by the agent in New Orleans.. Upon arrival of the 1 hour flight from New Orleans to Houston, agents noticed that the animal had escaped his kennel (chewing through the cable ties), and the dog appeared ill. As a precaution, Rocky was transported to a local vet.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: Veterinarian reported that the animal had vomited plastic/ cellophane cheese wrappers and that the animal broke a tooth during the escape. The animal’s owner noted the dog had torn into the neighbor’s garbage the night prior to shipping and that’s where he ate the cheese wrappers. Continental Airlines paid the vet bill and the animal was forwarded on to the owner in Portland.

Description of any corrective action taken: None needed.

PetFlight Report:
September 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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