Just like humans, animals have the right to live. Our fur babies are also protected with rights against cruelty. And losing them is like losing a family member.
Traveling with the family is a comfort. How much more if you include your dearest pet in your getaway? Seems enjoyable and fun, right? Besides, public transportation and airports allow pets to travel with the right papers and proper care.
However, an airplane ride of a family with a pet has gone terribly wrong. The puppy died onboard due to lack of air and water for three long hours.
They said it was safe
June Lara, a netizen shared his first yet sorrowful experience in an airline. The plane was bound from Houston to New York. He gets to sit with a family of three- a mom, her two kids, and a puppy. He started his story by remembering his pup, Winston.
Thinking that he’s so lucky by getting a chance to sit with a dog, the next event says otherwise. The flight attendant insisted to place the fur traveler to the overhead compartment. Giving assurance to the family that the dog will be put to safety, the mother agrees.
No more sound
As they landed, the mother opened the kennel and found their Kokito lifeless. The dog shows no movements and no breathing despite the family calling his name. Right there and then, the mother tried to resuscitate her 10-month poor dog. They were sobbing and so did June.
According to June, the airline does not care about the safety of its fur travelers. Moreover, the family paid $125 dollars plane ride of their pup. He even included in his post that air travel is risky and dangerous for pets. Especially for the likes of pugs that have a short nasal passage.
June’s post went viral and has now 321k reactions and 249,441 shares. The airline claims that what happened is a mistake. The airline spokesperson said that the flight attendant is not supposed to insist to place the puppy on the overhead compartment.
Dogs deserve good treatment too, no matter what place they are in. Rest in Peace, dear Kokito!