Old Yeller’s got NOTHING on this story… prepare yourself for WATERWORKS.
Supermodel Maggie Rizer (we had no idea who she was either, before hearing about this super sad story) was flying from NYC to San Fran two weeks ago and brought her 2-year-old Golden Retriever along. Maggie says her dog beloved “Bea,” was crated in the underbelly of the plane, along with her other dog.
According to Maggie, the plane was delayed for two hours and the plane got so hot the pilot told the passengers to open their air vents. She believes the cargo area wasn’t ventilated and the hot air caused her dog to die of heat stroke.
United coldly informed her after the plane landed that one of her dogs was dead and lied to her by saying they sent the dog to the vet for a necropsy (to determine cause of death), but Maggie says that never happened—her dog was just lying there dead in her crate.
Oh man. Let it out people. Tears are natural. Let it out…
Maggie says, “I am so saddened by the complete lack of competence, honesty and compassion that United has shown.” Nevertheless, she is not planning to sue because she feels the liability limitations would make a lawsuit not worth her time.
Let’s be careful folks! Apparently we’re signing away our pet’s life when dragging them along on vacay… so let’s make sure to thoroughly research airline handling procedures and research flight routes…or keep it simple and leave them at home.
A rep for United said the company is sorry for Maggie’s loss, but said they found no mechanical or operational issues with Bea’s flight and the investigation is ongoing.
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