Incident Date: Aug 01, 2005
Report Date: October 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: 605
Originating Airport: OKC (Will Rogers World)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Description of the Incident: Dog escaped kennel upon arrival in Houston (IAH).
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Kennel was not secured with cable ties and dog was not properly acclimated to his kennel prior to flight. Animal was able to push door open and escape. While running loose on the airport tarmac, the animal injured his paws and he was treated by a local veterinarian at Continentalâ€™s expense. Animal traveled to its final destination the next day.
Description of any corrective action taken: Continentalâ€™s policy already required cable ties for the kennel door and Continental intends to continue this policy.