The number of pet related airline incidents declined in 2013. Six airlines reported 21 pet deaths, 14 injuries and 7 lost pets. This is a total of 42 incidents in 2013 compared to 55 incidents in 2012.
The number of escaped / lost pets did increase in 2013. Securing the kennel, both kennel door and top / bottom sections, with zip-ties continues to be the best practice in reducing then umber of escaped pets.