Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 28, 2012
Report Date: February 2013
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 19
Originating Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Incident 3 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 19 (Orlando, FL to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: Friday, December 28, 2012 DOT Animal Incident Report – January 2013 – Redacted Time of incident: Approximately 9:55 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A male, English bull-dog, unknown: age.
Narrative description of incident: An English bull-dog was delivered to baggage claim appearing to be unconscious and having difficulty breathing. Blood was later noticed in the dog’s water dish, however no physical lacerations were noted, nor any structural damage to the kennel. The owner and dog were taken to the nearest evening veterinarian service, ACCES animal hospital. The customer stated that she had given her dog a Xanax prior to departure in Orlando. The animal hospital stated that the dog later passed.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Upon arrival to Seattle, an English bull-dog in its kennel was unresponsive. The pet and owner were taken to ACCES animal hospital, where the dog later passed away. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s death.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: