Incident Date: Jul 13, 2006
Report Date: September 2006
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: CO3
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
CO Flight #3 LAX-HNL Cat - Domestic Shorthair Name: "Bandit" July 13, 2006 Male, 2 yrs old
Description of the Incident: The customer checked in his cat at the Los Angeles cargo office and left to board the same aircraft from LAX-HNL. The cat began to chew on the metal door of his crate, and a few minutes later the CO agent noticed the animal's mouth bleeding. The customer was contacted on board the aircraft prior to departure from Los Angeles, and brought back to the cargo facility where he and the cat were then transported by a CO Manager to a local veterinarian's office at the customer's request. The cat had self-inflicted injuries (lacerations) to his tongue. After recovering, the cat and the customer were transported on a later flight.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Injury was self inflicted from chewing on the metal kennel door.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal's injuries were self inflicted.