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United Airlines Dead Dog Triggers Criminal Investigation

United Airlines Dead Dog Triggers Criminal Investigation

The animal cruelty division of the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office said in a statement issued late Wednesday that it is cooperating with the county's animal cruelty task force to probe the incident. Upon arrival the dog died.

"Violators will face significant fines".

I will be filing a bill tomorrow that will prohibit airlines from putting animals in overhead bins.

"This was a tragic accident that should have never occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin", United said in a statement.

Calling the most recent incident "disgraceful", Kennedy noted that United accounted for the majority of animal deaths on flights among U.S. carriers and vowed to push for a legislative fix.

United, which previously took responsibility for Kokito's death, said an investigation turned up that passengers told the flight attendant the dog was inside the carrier.

Sophia Ceballos, who spoke on behalf of her mother Catalina Robledo, claimed a flight attendant lied about what really happened on the flight from Houston to NY.

"I was like 'It's a dog, it's a dog". The dogs had both been in Denver, where they were to catch connecting flights. She said the owner was instructed to put her dog there shortly after she boarded with two children, one of whom was an infant. United says the tags will help flight attendants better identify pets on flights.




The fact that the dog's death wasn't discovered until the plane landed in NY complicates the issue, the prosecutor said.

The Associated Press sent an email seeing comment Thursday on the criminal investigation to an airline spokesman.

According to ABC News, the family told the flight attendant twice that a dog was in the bag before being told to put the dog in the overhead compartment.

"The pet owner was very adamant that she did not want to put the pet carrier up above", Gremminger said.

The letter comes after the owners of a French Bulldog puppy were reportedly made to put the animal in an overhead bin during a flight.

The airline's animal troubles compound a public relations nightmare triggered a year ago, when a male passenger who refused to give up his seat for an airline employee was dragged out of his seat and down the aisle of a parked United plane.

A matter of days after a dog died in an overhead carrier on a United flight, the troubled airline has failed another family pet with a shocking mistake.

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