October 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

The October, 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of August, 2015.

Delta reports the injury of a four year-old Dachshund mix named Charlie after a flight from Los Angeles, CA to Minneapolis, MS. The gate agent was transporting Charlie and heard noises coming from the loading cart. Charlie was chewing the releasable cable ties. As the driver left to locate replacement ties for the kennel, Charlie escaped from the cart but was soon found and new releasable cable ties were applied. By the time the driver arrived at the warehouse, Charlie had chewed through the second set of replacement ties and had again escaped his from his crate. With assistance from employees and the airport police, Charlie was located the following day. He was immediately delivered to Southview Clinic for an examination. At Delta’s expense, doctors performed surgery on Charlie’s upper left incisor.

Express Jets, flying for United reports the death of a 12 year-old cat named Kam. Kam arrived deceased in Newark, NJ. A necropsy was performed and noted the cause of death as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and consistent with enlarged heart.

United reports the death of a four year-old Labrador Retriever named Daisy. Daisy was shipped from LHR to IAH on August 7th for a scheduled overnight stay in IAH. She was discovered deceased on August 8th. Necropsy report concluded Daisy likely died of a preexisting condition resulting cardiac dysfunction (heart failure).

United reports the death of a three year-old Spanish Alano named Ezkrima after a flight from Chicago, IL, to Los Angeles, CA. The necropsy report concluded she died of a pre-existing condition resulting in heart failure.

United reports the death of a five year-old Golden Retriever named Cleo. Cleo fatally injured herself by chewing on the shipping container during the flight from Seattle, WA to Newark, NJ. No additional information was provided on this incident.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during August, 2015.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Delta 0 1 0
United Airlines 0 0 4
Total 0 1 4

See all incidents included in the October, 2015 report.

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Source: October 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report.