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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 09, 2009
Report Date: May 2009
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: AS 15
Originating Airport: SCL (Arturo Merino Benitez Airport)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS 15 (BOS/SEA) Date of incident: Monday, March 9, 2009 Time of incident: Approximately 10:34 PM PT

Description of animal (including name): a 7-year-old female Australian Shepherd.

Narrative description of incident: A dog inside the kennel arriving at Seattle baggage claim area appeared to holding up one of its front paws. After further inspection, the baggage agent observed that dog’s paw was swollen and had been bleeding a little. There was no visible damage to the kennel.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Dog inside kennel not putting weight on paw, upon further inspection, the dog had a swollen paw with a little blood on paw. We assume that dog had been pawing at the kennel door during the flight.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.

Pet Fee refunded as a Customer Service Gesture.

No photographs available

PetFlight Report:
May 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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