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Family Blames United Airlines in Death of Healthy 5-Year Old Dog

A devastated family is blaming United Airlines for the death of their beloved 5-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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No stranger to controversy, United Airlines, who holds the record for animal deaths, is now at the center of accusations for causing a beloved family dog’s death.

According to the Rasmussen family, their dog was in the cargo hold of a United Airlines airplane when it was delayed on the tarmac. The dog sat in the cargo hold of the plane in Houston for two hours before the flight took off to San Francisco.

The family says their healthy 5-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel died during that two hours on the tarmac.

In a statement to ABC13, United said it is looking into the incident.

“We are so sorry to learn of Lulu’s passing and have reached out to our customer to offer our condolences and assistance. We are deeply upset any time an animal suffers an injury while traveling with us and especially grieved in the rare instance that one passes away. We are conducting a thorough review of this incident.”

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