United reportedly killed another dog.
The airline, which has the worst record for pet deaths onboard their flights, is being held responsible by a Houston family for the death of their 5-year-old King Charles Spaniel.
In this case all we know so far is that the “dog was in the cargo hold of the plane when the flight was delayed and held on the tarmac for two hours before taking off to San Francisco.”
According to United, “We are deeply upset any time an animal suffers an injury while traveling with us and especially grieved in the rare instance that one passes away. We are conducting a thorough review of this incident.” They have a lot of practice with grieving.
It was just three weeks ago that I wrote about why I wouldn’t trust United Airlines with my dog.
In February a dog died while traveling United when an agent’s mistake meant that the dog traveled 20 hours longer than expected. Then two months ago they mixed up two dogs and sent each one to the wrong city. And last month they lost Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Schoolboy Q’s dog.
People need to stop trusting United with their pets, and United needs to stop killing pets.