Charity Young wants to know why her dog, Caleb, died on a plane from Atlanta to Buffalo.
This English Bulldog died on a Delta airlines flight when he was in the cargo area. Young said that no one at Delta knows how exactly Caleb died. She stated, “We feel like this is just another lost bag to them.”
Initially, the cargo handler told Young that Caleb was fine, but an hour later, she was notified that he had died. She said, “How do you not notice a dog that’s in that condition. There was blood and vomit in his crate. There was blood dripping from his mouth.”
A spokeswoman for Delta Airlines said they are looking into Caleb’s death. Young said that it took the airline ten days to get back to her after numerous phone calls.
An autopsy showed Caleb suffered from an unknown heart condition. Young said that her vet told it is something dogs can manage, and Caleb had flown previously before in the passenger area without any problems.