August 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

The August, 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of June, 2012.

Delta reports the death of an eight year-old short hair cat named Baby. Baby was overnighting at Atlanta, GA during a trip from Raleigh Durham, NC to Narita, Japan and was found unresponsive at the kennel. Baby's owners declined a necropsy and two other pets completed the trip without incident.

United Airlines reports the death of a seven year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Jake. Jake arrived decreased in San Diego, CA from Houston, TX. A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was diagnosed as chronic cardiac disease.

United Airlines also reports the death of a six year-old Golden Retriever named Rocket during a flight from Newark, NJ to San Diego, CA. A necropsy did not indicate a cause of death, but Rocket did have self-inflicted injuries.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during June, 2012.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Delta 0 0 1
United Airlines 0 0 2
Total 0 0 3

See all incidents included in the August, 2012 report.

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Source: August 2012 Air Travel Consumer Report.