The February, 2022 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of December, 2021.
December had 1 death on American Airlines flight 374 from St. Louis, MO to Orlando, FL of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog named Camp. Camp, a female Cavapoo puppy, was dropped off by a representative of Ozark Mtn Puppies, at the American Airlines Cargo Facility in St. Louis, MO. Upon arrival at Orlando, FL, notification was received that Camp was extremely lethargic and only semi responsive. She was transported to Nona's Ark Animal Hospital in Orlando, FL for immediate medical attention. She was treated for hypoglycemia and hypothermal, in critical condition. At approximately 15:00 (EST), while still under veterinary care, Camp passed away. Laboratory results concluded from a PCR positive test of canine parainfluenza virus. As a result, the cause of death was a result of a viral infection resulting in Pneumonia.
We also had 2 injuries, one on American Airlines flight 675 from Honolulu, HI to Phoenix, AZ of a German Shepherd Dog named Bailey. Bailey was found to be chewing on the metal dish bowl causing the mouth to bleed. After a veterinarian checkup, owner was contacted and advised of incident after arrival into PHX.
Our other injury was on Hawaiian Airlines flight 15 from San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI of a cat named Ocean via cargo. The cause of injury is unknown, however, the owner claimed a left eye injury due to trauma as it was red as well as the owner's other cat, Latte, who also had an injury. It is unknown if the two cats were in the same kennel or separate kennels.
Safe travels everyone! This concludes the 2021 Pet Travel Reports.