Incident Date: Jan 29, 2006
Report Date: March 2006
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: CO526
Originating Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Animal Incident Report to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pursuant to 14 CFR 234.13
Period: January 1 - 31, 2006
February 15, 2006
TOTAL ANIMALS SHPPED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 6,851
TOTAL REPORTABLE INCIDENTS DURING PERIOD: 2
% OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS TO ANIMALS HANDLED: 0.0002%
CO flight 526 SFO-IAH Australian Shepherd - Female - 4 years old January 29, 2006 Name: Rosie
Description of the Incident: The 70lb. was dog loose in the bin of the aircraft upon arrival into Houston. The Continental Agent noticed a very minimal amount of blood from a small cut on the dog's nose.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Rosie was not acclimated to her kennel and she chewed through the plastic crate during the flight. In the process of chewing and pushing through this opening, she incurred a self-inflicted (minor) cut on the nose.
Description of any corrective action taken: Continental Airlines followed up with the owner regarding the animal's condition, and she was reported to be doing fine and never needed medical attention. No other follow-up or corrective action necessary by the airline.