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So Sad - puppies in transit

This is so sad. Just saw this on television tonight.

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/stor...kTH_wHyvw.cspx


I flew a couple of weeks ago to Texas and we were on the tarmac for just a short time but I could hear the puppies crying below. It just broke my heart - I wanted them to go get them and let me hold them during the flight.

The story above is not related to my flight but I remember thinking at that time that I wouldn't want to get my puppy that way. I know that it is hard and that many people have no other option but it sure is sad to hear them crying.

Such a sad story.


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OMG how heartbreaking What are the airlines doing shipping puppies with this heat!?!? I would never ship my puppies cargo in the first place..
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There used to be minimum and maximum temps and the airline would not ship animals if the temps exceed the min/max.... Can't imagine why anyone would think it would be acceptable to ship an animal in this heat....so sad

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^ As far as I know there are still those regulations. Obviously someone didn't enforce them and the puppies paid the ultimate price. Poor babies RIP sweeties.

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Those heat regulations are supposed to be still in place. Crazy these puppies went on the plane! I heard there were 14 or 15 of them to begin with -- half died.

Years ago our vet told us to never put our dogs -- Pekingese -- in the cargo of an airplane as they were more likely to die because of their little flat face.

ETA: I wouldn't put ANY dog in cargo! The vet happened to mention that the flat faced dogs especially do not do well.

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I once did have to ship my dog when I finished college in Maine and was returning to Texas. It was during the air traffic controller's strike in the early 80's. It was a nightmare to say the least. Flights were cancelled left and right. My first stop was in Boston and then supposed to be a direct flight to San Antonio. Cancelled -- they put me on a flight to Atlanta. They swore my dog would be on the plane. Got to Atlanta and NOPE! NO DOG! She did come in on another flight two hours later. I was hysterical.

The airports were really good back then and I was able to keep her with me in the airport as I waited for flights but each time she had to go back into cargo. I received her as soon as we landed at various airports (trying to get connected to San Antonio). Took me 80 hours to eventually get from Maine to Texas and about 7 flights and cities.

If something like that were to happen today, I don't think I'd be as lucky. I swore after that, I'd never fly with a dog in cargo again. I'd drive. It took my baby at least a week to recover and be her normal self again.
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American Airlines has some serious issues going. In May my DD came for Wales to Arizona, to Houston, to Atlanta, to Chicago back to Wales, every flight had long delays, 2 were canceled, never again for her and AA.

When you own large dogs that cannot fit under a seat you have no choice but to fly them in cargo. Many of my Boxers flew in cargo to be bred or to shows. My DD’s pup went from Atlanta to London, she had no choice. Dogs are allowed in passenger for that long a flight.

There is more to this story, with that many dogs on one flight this may be another puppy mill delivery and sad story.

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That is terribly sad What were they thinking with the heat wave most people are having??

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American Airlines has some serious issues going. In May my DD came for Wales to Arizona, to Houston, to Atlanta, to Chicago back to Wales, every flight had long delays, 2 were canceled, never again for her and AA.

When you own large dogs that cannot fit under a seat you have no choice but to fly them in cargo. Many of my Boxers flew in cargo to be bred or to shows. My DD’s pup went from Atlanta to London, she had no choice. Dogs are allowed in passenger for that long a flight.

There is more to this story, with that many dogs on one flight this may be another puppy mill delivery and sad story.
If you read the report that says how American Airlines has a good safety record that fron May 2005 till May 2010 they only had 142 PETS DIE, 117 were dogs...that does not seem to be much to brag about. I know dogs and pets get killed on the highway, but to ship them like that is just so sad. A friend who owns a kennel in Australia tells me I would have nothing to worry about that she ships all the time and has no problems, but my friend in Hungary says they don't fly dogs unless they are in the cabin..so you pay to have someone delive the dog or you come get them...I prefer this method, although i know it is not always possible.

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I have a friend who twice flew from Cleveland to Kansas to pick up her Dalmatian puppies. That way she could have them in the cabin with her. Otherwise just shipping them they would have been in cargo. You do what you have to do.


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