The microchip, manufactured by the company PetLink, not only saved Giget; the company is also paying for her flight home! Giget’s journey between April and September will remain a mystery, but when she was brought to the shelter she was in relatively good shape.
Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.
Adulated Egyptian vulture now a target for trophy hunters (Image: GETTY) Despite being one of the few birds capable of using tools to survive, the Egyptian vulture has little defence against the deadly hazards faced on its annual migrations.
Consider the case of Philadelphia-bound US Airways Flight 598, which made an unexpected stop in Kansas City a few hours after its departure from Los Angeles. “About an hour into the flight, I started smelling this terrible smell,” passenger Steven McCall told Inside Edition’s Diane McInerney.
Delta Air Lines is tightening the rules on who can take emotional support animals on flights after a sharp rise in on-board incidents, including urination, defecation, biting and mauling.
For those flying with airlines that do carry pets up to a certain size in the cabin, they should be secured in a carrier and put under the seat – the earlier-mentioned story of a passenger forced to put their dog in the overhead bin is not standard practice by any stretch.