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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: May 13, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 5 years 6 months
Flight Number: N/A
Originating Airport: N/A
Destination Airport: N/A
Reporting Airport: N/A


Description of the Incident: The cat escaped from its kennel while being transported to the aircraft, was injured and subsequently was treated and recovered.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: It appears that the cat was able to open its kennel door and escape during transport. During the escape, the cat inflicted injury upon itself by scraping its mouth on the kennel. Medical treatment was sought immediately for the animal, at Continental's expense, and after recovering from its injury, this animal was moved safely to its final destination and all transportation charges were waived.

Description of any corrective action taken: Continental’s policy already requires cable ties for the kennel door to prevent escapes and Continental intends to continue and reinforce this policy.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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