Incident Date: May 07, 2007
Report Date: July 2007
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: 1190
Originating Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Destination Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Reporting Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
INCIDENT #1: CO Flight #1190 Boston - Newark Dog - Bulldog / 4 years old May 7, 2007 Male / Name: â€œBrutusâ€
Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: The dog was traveling from Boston to Fort Lauderdale but upon arrival into Newark after the short flight from Boston, the animal was lying in his crate deceased.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: There was no apparent cause for this animalâ€™s death. All procedures had been followed, temperatures were cool and the dog died after being in Continentalâ€™s care for only a very short period.
The customer consented to a necropsy which stated that â€œon gross physical examination, Brutus appeared normal. On internal examination, Brutusâ€™ lungs appeared somewhat abnormal with some areas air filled and some areas collapsed. Brutusâ€™ heart wall appeared thickened.â€ â€œDiagnosis - Myocardium exhibiting localized peripheral fibrosis.â€ Apparent cause of death was a heart attack but the veterinarian could not determine the reason for the heart condition.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animalâ€™s death was not transit-related, and upon investigation all procedures were followed.