Incident Date: Jul 05, 2005
Report Date: September 2005
Incident Type: Loss
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 9 years
Flight Number: 1022
Originating Airport: MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Description of the Incident: The animal was accepted in New Orleans for a trip to Portland, Oregon. Cable ties were added to secure the kennel door by the agent in New Orleans.. Upon arrival of the 1 hour flight from New Orleans to Houston, agents noticed that the animal had escaped his kennel (chewing through the cable ties), and the dog appeared ill. As a precaution, Rocky was transported to a local vet.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Veterinarian reported that the animal had vomited plastic/ cellophane cheese wrappers and that the animal broke a tooth during the escape. The animalâ€™s owner noted the dog had torn into the neighborâ€™s garbage the night prior to shipping and thatâ€™s where he ate the cheese wrappers. Continental Airlines paid the vet bill and the animal was forwarded on to the owner in Portland.
Description of any corrective action taken: None needed.