Incident Date: Jul 15, 2012
Report Date: September 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: 2173
Originating Airport: MIA (Miami Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: MIA (Miami Intl)
Live Animal Incident Report (Redacted) Delta Cargo
Cargo Incident Report Type: Injury Date of Incident: July 15, 2012 Location: Miami, Florida Routing: Miami, FL (MIA) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) AWB: 006-61170384 Description of Animal: 6 yr old male Sheppard mix, named “Snickers” Description of Incident: Snickers’ owner presented him for travel on Delta flight 2173 on July 15, 2012. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with our live animal handling procedures.
Flight 2173 had a departure time scheduled for 1330. The temperatures in MIA were approximately 84ºF. All required labels were attached and the door was secured by four (4) releasable cable ties. At approximately 1300EST ramp agents at MIA requested the ramp supervisor bring a pair of scissors planeside in order to release an animal from its kennel. Snickers chewed a hole in the side of the kennel and attempted to escape, but became trapped.
After agents were able to free Snickers from the kennel, he began reacting aggressively. The decision was made to allow the owner, an employee of Delta Air Lines, to come be with Snickers as they attempted to check him for injuries. Both the dog and owner were taken inside the building to calm down from the ordeal. Snickers was provided water and a blanket and later released back to his owner. The owner indicated she would take Snickers to her personal veterinarian for a further examination. Cause of Incident: Self-Inflicted Wounds Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted