Pomeranian dog dies in carrier on Delta flight

  • Pomeranian dog dies in carrier on Delta flight

Pomeranian dog dies in carrier on Delta flight

Alejandro, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, was flying cross-county with Delta Air Lines when he was found dead - and his owner later found a blood-stained blanket and vomit in his kennel. "There was a stop in Detroit at 6 a.m. Alejandro was checked on".

"We lost a family member. That's exactly what happened, and someone has to be responsible for it", Dellegrazie said.

A family is searching for answers after its dog was found dead on a Delta Air Lines flight layover at Detroit Metro Airport.

Delta said it is investigating the incident, according to AP. Delta tells TMZ it's conducting a thorough investigation to find out what occurred to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Evan Oshan, the attorney for Alejandro's family, told TMZ Delta has been telling people to check their dogs in the cargo hold to avoid confusion with service dogs at the gate.

There have been previous incidences of man's best friend being left on the tarmac for hours by airlines, while in March another dog died on a United Airlines flight after its carrier was placed in an overhead bin.

He and his girlfriend were joint owners of the Pomeranian, and are deeply upset by the situation, not to mention Delta Airlines' handling of their beloved pet.

They plan to take the dog's remains to an independent agency for an autopsy to determine what caused the death.

A dog died during a short layover in Detroit during a Delta flight.

The dog's owners, Michael Dellegrazie and his girlfriend, sent their dog in a crate in cargo to the East Coast on the flight because they are moving to NY, their attorney, Evan Oshan, told CNN. "We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them". United said the attendant had not heard the passengers telling her about the dog. The changes don't affect pets in the cabin.

According to the Department of Transportation, 506,994 animals were transported on US airlines a year ago.