Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 23, 2005
Report Date: August 2005
Incident Type: Loss
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 129
Originating Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Description of animal (including name): Domestic short hair cat named Tippy
Identification of the owner(s) and/or guardian of the animal: Redacted
Narrative description of incident: Cat was being transferred from a Phoenix through Seattle to Anchorage. Cat escaped from its kennel in Phoenix. It was caught and placed back in its kennel after reinforcing the kennel. While in holding area in Seattle, the cat escaped again.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Cat was placed in an insufficient kennel and it escaped.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: Local station management worked with the Port of Seattle by setting traps to catch the cat. Attempted for approximately 2 weeks, but were unsuccessful. Reminder sent out to all stations clarifying what makes a kennel secure for transport.