September 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

The September, 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of July, 2017.

Alaska Airlines

A seven year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Chillie arrived deceased in Seattle, WA on a flight from New Orleans, LA. The histopathology report states the cause of death to be most likely acute cardiac arrest potentially associated with early subclinical cardiac insufficiency found during the necropsy. No evidence of trauma, infectious disease, or any struggling was noted in histopathology report. Based on the findings, no corrective action was taken by the airline.

A three year-old Shiba Inu named Ponzu was able to chew a hole in its create during a flight from Honolulu, HI to Seattle, WA. Ponzu was able to push its head through the hole and appeared to asphyxiated itself. The report stated that was no evidence to suggest that the airline's handling contributed to the animal's death.

United Airlines

A 12 year-old mixed-bread Labrador Retriever named Tank was discovered deceased upon arrival on a flight from Delhi, India to Newark, NJ. A necropsy concluded cause of death could not be determined by pathologic examination. No corrective action was taken by the airline.

An 11 year-old American-Shorthair cat named Oliver arrived deceased to Denver, CO after traveling from Guam with a transfer in Honolulu, HI. A necropsy attributed cause of death to heart failure. No corrective action was taken by the airline.

A nine year-old Collie named Willow injured itself chewing on its kennel on a flight from San Francisco, CA to Philadelphia, PA. The injury was self-inflicted and no corrective action was taken by the airline.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during July, 2017.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 0 2
United Airlines 0 1 2
Total 0 1 4

See all incidents included in the September, 2017 report.

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Source: September 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report.