Written by PETA
When Heather Lombardi considered transporting her kitten, Snickers, by airplane, she was assured that the cargo hold was climate-controlled. What she wasn't told was that the climate in the cargo hold was only controlled in flight. After the plane landed and Snickers was left in the hold for 50 minutes without heat, Heather found the kitten cold and unresponsive. At the time, the temperature outside was just 7 degrees. Snickers died as Heather rushed her to the vet. Our condolences to Heather on the loss of her companion.
Unfortunately, this is far from an isolated incident. Even the biggest hearts and the best intentions can't protect animals from the dangers of a cargo hold. Please, if you're traveling with your animal companions, take the extra time and effort to do it right—they're worth it.
Written by Jeff Mackey
Yes, the picture is incorrect. It was a hairless Kitten that was probably very expensive. Peta needs to get involved in the handling of animals by the airlines. They need priority handling like the lady paid for according to AP but did not receive. This is another incident with Delta in just a few weeks.
I get overheated and cold just sitting inside airplane waiting for take offs. I can't imagine any animal, no matter its size, having to endure the uncontrolable climate in cargo or how frightened it must be when put in there. You can take small (under 16lbs) cat or dogs with you on flights inside plane. The airlines just charge a ridiculous cost to do so, and they are only taking up your foot space in front of your seat! It's worth it to me sometimes. Some people just don't understand the unconditional love between people and their pets.
GALA THIS KITTEN NAMED SNICKERS WAS PURCHASED (AND IS A EXPENSIVE HAIRLESS BREED OF CATS ) WAS ONLY A FEW WEEKS OLD AND WAS BEING TRANSFERED TO ITS NEW FAMILY IN ANOTHER PLACE AND IT NEVER STOOD A CHANCE TO MAKE ITS WAY TO ITS NEW FAMILY AS A RESULT OF NEGLEGENSE OF DELTA AIRLINE
BUT LET US HOPE THAT SNICKERS DID NOT DIE IN VEIN... LET THIS BE A LESSON TO OTHERS AND I HOPE IT WILL SAVE SOME OTHER KITTYS OR PET FROM THE CRUEL AND SENSLESS DEATH THAT SNICKERS HAD ENDURED
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