United Airlines hasn’t just come under criticism for how it treats its human passengers, it’s received recent attention for how it (mis)treats animals as well. The biggest story was that the airline reportedly locked the World’s Biggest Rabbit in a freezer for hours and them cremated it without permission.
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.
Friday night United lost Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Schoolboy Q’s dog, sending it to the wrong city. This for a rapper who says “Only thing I got is my girl and my dogs.”
You guys r idiots @united HOW U PUT MY DOG ON THE WRONG FLIGHT???? I need answers
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) July 14, 2017
[D]uring a layover in Denver, the airline mistakenly switched his dog with another.
The rapper arrived in Burbank to find someone else’s pet. His dog had actually flown to Chicago.
“My little dog been moving around since the A.M., prolly has pee and number 2 all in his cage smh,” the rapper said in a text message to CNN.
United is refunding the shipping fees and says the dog is fine. The reputation of United’s ‘PetSafe’ program? Not so much.
My own dog was born in Oklahoma and flew United to DC back in 2002. He survived the journey — and remarkably the last 15 years in my care.
Here’s my little guy is using an airport pet relief station during a connection.
I wouldn’t trust him to United again.