The family of a dog named Alejandro wants answers after their dog was found dead following a flight on Delta Airlines. According to ABC News, the Pomeranian departed in the cargo hold of a Delta Airliner out of Phoenix, Arizona; the plane landed in Detroit, Michigan for a stopover.
The little dog was reported to be alive upon his arrival in Detroit. According to TMZ, before Alejandro could be placed on the connecting flight to Newark, New Jersey, he died. The couple who owned Alejandro has secured a lawyer. Attorney, Evan Oshan, provided details about what is known to ABC News:
“Alejandro was checked on. He was fine. Then approximately at 8 o’clock and 8:30 in the morning, the dog was again checked on, he was dead, and there was vomit in the cage, according to Delta.”
Additional information needed
It is unclear why the dog died during the layover so Delta Airlines has offered to pay for a necropsy which will hopefully shed light on the cause of death. The airline provided a statement about the sad situation to the news agency:
“We know pets are an important member of the family and we are focused on the well-being of all animals we transport. Delta is conducting a thorough review of the situation and have been working directly with Alejandro’s family to support them however we can. As part of that review, we want to find out more about why this may have occurred to ensure it doesn’t happen again and we have offered to have Alejandro evaluated by a veterinarian to learn more.”
Not the first dog death on an airplane
(Photo of dog who died on airplane)