Incident Date: Jul 30, 2006
Report Date: September 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 8 years
Flight Number: CO522
Originating Airport: MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
CO Flight #522 MSY-IAH Dog - Cocker Spaniel Name: "Swirl" July 30, 2006 Female, 8 yrs old
Description of the Incident: The dog arrived in Houston on the first leg of its journey and was found deceased in the aircraft upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Handling in New Orleans appears to be within standard guidelines. The necropsy results "showed an age-related chronic glomerulonephropathy (kidney disease), pulmonary congestion and pulmonary edema. The report stated that the underlying chronic kidney disease may have contributed to the pets death".
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal's death was not transit related.