August 2012 - death

Date of Incident: August 11, 2012 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: New York, NY LaGuardia (LGA) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Dallas, TX (DFW) – Flight 1947 AWB: 006-02684603 Description of Animal: 13 yr old male Labrador Retriever, named “Toby” Description of Incident: Toby, along with another family pet named Sonny was accepted for transport in New York on August 11, 2012. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with Delta’s live animal handling procedures. Both animals (2 dogs) were flown from LGA to ATL on DL1947. The flight pushed back from the gate eight (8) minutes after its scheduled departure time of 11:59. It arrived at the gate in ATL at 14:33, five (5) minutes after its scheduled arrival time of 14:28. The weather was approximately 82ºF at departure and arrival for both locations. During the acceptance process in LGA, agents noted Toby appeared to be breathing heavily, however the owners stated Toby was “old and nervous”, but okay to travel. On arrival of DL1947, a pet van was dispatched to the flight and the animals show scanned inside the van at 14:54. Toby was motionless as he was loaded into the van. Both animals were taken to the warehouse to await instructions from the owners. In the meantime, Toby was taken to the local veterinarian for disposition. Per instructions received from the family, Sonny was place on his connecting flight to DFW and arrived without incident. Cause of Incident: The owners declined a necropsy report. Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted


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