Justice for Tucker
My friend Kendra moved from Hawaii to Seattle and her dog suffered such devastating injuries during the flight and extended layover on Continental that he had to be euthanized.
Kendra paid EXTRA for a handler and a kennel for Tucker when he was FORCED to lay over in Houston. Instead, she suspects he was left in his crate, not watered, not fed, not walked and left to bake in the Texas heat. By the time he finally got to Seattle, he was covered in blood, poop, vomit and pee. He was lethargic, non-responsive and refused to move, eat or speak. The vet said his stomach twisted - which if you're unaware, is common amongst large breeds. This can be caused by too much air in the stomach which the vet thinks was the result of Tucker trying to drink water that wasn't there because he was too hot.
I saw the crate he came home in and there's poop on the walls and blood on the gate where he was trying to nose his way out.
He was in excellent health before he left Hawaii and Kendra is taking Continental to task for the neglect they showed her animal.
On top of a bad situation, the cargo handlers were complete and total assholes to her when she picked him up and wouldn't let her take the dog without signing something that said he was in good condition when she picked him up. She eventually signed because he needed care but she crossed out the "in good condition" part and initialed. They still gave her a hard time about that...
If you're on Facebook, join the page please. Tucker was an awesome dog. A real gentleman. And Kendra is a feisty redhead so things are going to get done. :)
- karen (still working on her domain issues)
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