Incident Date: Jun 03, 2006
Report Date: August 2006
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: CO 1681
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Incident #1: CO flight 1681 EWR-SEA Golden Retriever - Male June 3, 2006 Name: ï¿½Skipperï¿½ - 7 yrs old
Description of the Incident: Upon arrival into Seattle from Newark, Skipper was lying in his kennel and had been bleeding. Continental personnel offered emergency medical treatment, but the customer elected to take him to her own vet after leaving the airport.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: The customer reported later that evening that the animal had chewed and scratched in an effort to get out of his kennel until he had lost teeth, cut his gums and lost toe nails. Because of blood loss he incurred other complications and had an extended stay at her veterinarian's office for treatment.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal's injuries were self inflicted.