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About 7 Dogs that died on American Airlines

In Memory of the Seven Dogs that Died after an American Airlines Flight

This memorial is remembering the seven puppies that died tragically after being transported as cargo on an American Airlines flight to Chicago.

Flight 851 was an hour late taking off from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning. The flight arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by 9 a.m. with 14 dog kennels on board.

All the dogs were bound for other locations, but when ramp workers began the process of moving the dogs to the other flights, they noticed that the puppies looked so lethargic that they were taken from the airport to a veterinarian. Seven of the fourteen dogs later died.

The American Airlines website details rules for accepting dogs and cats on an aircraft. It says that "Temperature restrictions have been established to ensure animals are not exposed to extreme heat or cold." The website says pets cannot be accepted when the current or forecasted temperature is warmer than 85 degrees at any location on the itinerary. However, temperature at Tulsa International Airport was already 86 degrees at 7 a.m. before the plane's departure, and 87 degrees by 8 a.m.

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Megan Vergo
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
My family and I were stuck on the tarmac for almost five hours once on a VERY hot day. American Airline staff offered everyone in the cabin half a glass of water for the entire wait in that heat. And I'm talking those little teeny tiny plastic cups. If that is how they treat their human customers I have no trouble believing these senseless tragedies that just continue to happen to animals. My heart goes out to those little ones; what a horrific way to go. THIS MUST STOP!!!

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
i hope this never happens again..
i will fly back home which is with my kitties in a few months so i ve been so worrying about putting my kitties in small cages and transport them like luggages.. :'(
there is no way i could drive because it's over the ocean... more than 14 hours away by plane..
now i am more worried and.. feel very very sad for those puppies and their parents..

Gayle Cartwright
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
The blame lies with ALL of the humans involved in the decision to allow this helpless pups to fly. More than likely a puppy mill making hundreds of dollars on these animals and their greed as well as employees of the airlines are at fault and have this on their hands for the rest of their lives. Hope they all sleep well.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
So sorry, what a tragic waste of little lives. Should never happen. Animals are not luggage to be dumped in holds.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
i am so sad to here about the puppies, my heart goes out to the people who had those puppies. seems to me they should have check on the puppies since it was an hour before they took off , and when you put animals in the cargo area there is no cool air circulating in there and you have luggage in there to so it's going to be 100 degrees in there. there are other ways of transporting animals from state to state , I would never use an air plane. search and check up on other ways before you transport animals anywhere.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
My friend in London just told me about this and I just finished reading the article. I am so sad and angry. AA needs take responsibility for this and fascilitate changes IMMEDIATELY.

Tracee Dennison
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
I am SO SORRY for those of you who lost your little friends:( My heart goes out to you because I know I would be beside myself if anything happened to my little bestie.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
Peace be with you little ones.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
Dear dear little dogs, I'm so so sad.
God's beautiful creatures were not created for uncaring, merciless humans to murder.
"Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury."
Alexander Von Humbolt
My little ones, you must be the last ones who will die in those bloody, horrible Airline flights, where ever in the world!!!
I and all my animal friends will fight for it.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
The death of these dogs is an out rage. How can anyone do that to their animal. I feel bad for even taking my dog with me to california and we drove and stop several times through the trip making it longer for us. There is nothing that could make me fly my pet. I would rather drive then submit my dog or any animal to that.

rita mcnees
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
r.i.p. poor lil puppies

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
It's really heartbreaking that those small puppies died such pathetic death....I wish people gain wisdom to treat animals as living beings and not just "Things"...
My luv to those puppies...

Miss Donna Marie
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
I am so sorry for the loss of these precious pups. Sending animals in Air Cargo at any time is dangerous but anytime in the south is particularly dangerous all the time. The weather changes constantly and is so unpredictable. I thought that after March, animals were no allowed to travel unless inside with the owners. What a tragedy and how terribly heart breaking to us all. :( So sorry for their loss.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
That is so sad.
Hopefully never such a thing happen again
My condolences to all those affected by such a sad loss.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
This is absolutely awful. It's terrible how if you want to take your friend abroad they have to be stored away in the hold, where anything could happen to them. I hope the airline are held fully responsible, as there is no way this is not their fault.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
I'm so sad for these puppies..

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
This is truly heart-rending. I pray for a time when all animals are treated with the care and consideration they deserve.

Fri, Aug 06, 2010
my heart is broken!

Keri Lofton
Fri, Aug 06, 2010
How sad. Sorry to hear about the puppies. This was not necessary. There should be some kind of rules to follow in situations that are out of the norm for airlines with animals on board. Good thing it wasn't anyone's children....

Sylvia Barca
Thu, Aug 05, 2010
Rest in peace little ones...so sorry you had to suffer like that yet again through human stupidity! You're in a better place now and have someone kind and loving watching over you,,,

Thu, Aug 05, 2010
This is SO sad & could have been avoided; from what I have read, at least something will be done about this so it NEVER happens again.
May the puppies RIP :(.

Shirley Ashwood
Thu, Aug 05, 2010
What a tragic and needless ending to those poor seven dogs lives on that American Airlines flight. Why can't there be tougher restrictions and regulations so these things don't happen.

Gary Fabian
Thu, Aug 05, 2010
Such a sad story to hear about beautifull innocent little puppies that are left to die like that by stupid irresponsible humans. May they rest in peace...

Chris Ingram
Thu, Aug 05, 2010
If your pets can't fly as comfortable in the plane as you are, please leave your beloved pets at boarding or do not travel at all unless you have a great RV and can drive with them.
God bless these puppies. It made me so sad.

Thu, Aug 05, 2010
May the puppies find responsible people to care for them and love them on the other side. RIP

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