Dog dies on the plane during a flight from Amsterdam to Boston. The family is extremely upset at the death of their French bulldog.
A 9-month-old French Bulldog died on a KLM flight on July 26. TMZ reported that a family “boarded flight KL617 from Amsterdam to Boston” with their puppy Roger.
Andreas Suvaina, Roger’s owners, revealed that the dog died because he was not given water by the staff. The dog was starved for 18 hours, before and during the 8-hour flight.
TMZ also reported that “limited panting in a stressful, hot or humid environment, combined with a lack of water, would have placed Roger at high risk for heatstroke.”
Mrs. Suvaina stated the French bulldog belonged to her 6-year-old son. Further saying, “He was a very happy, healthy dog. He was my son’s best friend.”
The dog was not allowed to travel with the family, so they arranged a pet transportation service. Later, Mrs. Suvaina’s mother went to the airport to pick him she found out he was dead.
Adding, “After an hour somebody … let my mother know Roger didn’t make it.”
The cause of death was revealed after Roger was taken to an Animal Medical Center. The owner further said, “The results say the dog was left with no water and was left in the heat. We want to know what is going on, we trusted them, it’s a big company.”
The family’s lawyer, Evan Oshan told media outlets, “Pets today are family members and [the airline] needs to understand they have to treat these animals with respect and dignity.”
Adding, “These areas are supposed to be climate controlled, they’re supposed to be pressurized, they’re supposed to be given water. Water – a basic necessity.”
An investigation is being carried out against the airline. However, the plane that the dog passed away on has not commented.
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