January 2012 - injury

Flight: 866 (Kailua, HI to Seattle, WA)

Date of incident: January 4, 2012

Time of incident: Approximately 8:00 P.M. PT

Description of animal (including name): A 4 year-old male Pit bull, French Mastiff mix dog.

Narrative description of incident: A dog arrived at the baggage claim area with traces of blood around his mouth, nose and around the inside of its kennel. The dog appeared to be missing his two front teeth; however no other injuries were visible and the kennel appeared to be intact. The Seattle baggage supervisor and lead offered to take the dog to the 24-hour animal clinic in Burien, the passenger decided to take the dog to his personal veterinarian. The dog will require surgery to have the remnants of his two teeth removed at a later date.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog arrived with its two front teeth missing and traces of blood on its mouth, nose and around inside of its kennel. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s injury.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident:

No action required.


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