October 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a black Labrador Retriever at the SEA-TAC Airport in Seattle, Washington airport. The lab was able to escape its kennel and injured it's paws on the tarmac. The kennel was not secured with zip-ties.

Delta reports the injury of a 5 year-old German Shepherd named Dutchess who injured herself escaping from her kennel while being prepared to board a flight at the LA/Ontario International Airport in Las Angeles, CA. The kennel was secured with zip-ties, but Dutchess was able to chew through them and exit the kennel.

Delta also reports the death of a 13 year-old Labrador Retriever named Toby on a flight from LaGuardia airport, in New York, NY to Atlanta, GA. A second dog on the same flight arrived safely and Toby's owners declined a necropsy report.

United Airlines reports the death of a 15 year-old Chihuahua named Paco on a flight from Houston, TX to Rally-Durham, NC.

United also reports the death of a three year-old Mastiff named Bam Bam during a flight from Huston, TX to San Francisco, CA. A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was diagnosed as acute cardiovascular collapse noting a slight malformation of the tracheal rings and thinning of the muscle tissue between the tracheal rings resulting in tracheal collapse.

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

See all incidents included in the October, 2012 report.

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Source: October 2012 Air Travel Consumer Report.