Since 2005, airlines have been required to submit reports to the Department of Transportation detailing incidents involving the death, injury or loss of pets that are transported as cargo. Finally, in September 2010, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published an article that detailed those findings.
The good news is that the number of tragic reports is minimal when compared to the estimated 500,000 pets that travel in the cargo area each year on domestic flights in the USA. In the past five years, airlines have reported 122 dog deaths, along with the deaths of 22 other pets, . . . → Read More: American Airlines Bans Brachycephalic Pets From Cargo