United Airlines has once again made news for all the wrong reasons.
And we mean the seriously wrong, disturbing, inhumane reasons.
Consider yourselves warned: the following story is truly horrifying…
Multiple news outlets are reporting that a family’s 10-month old French Bulldog died on board a flight from Houston to New York on Monday after a stewardess forced its owner to place the canine in an overhead bin.
The dog belonged to a woman named Catalina Castano, her 11-year-old daughter and her two-month-old son, who were traveling from Texas to LaGuardia Airport after visiting their father and husband, Brayan.
Per Buzzfeed, Castano carried her puppy, Kokito, with her in a standard pet carrier and at first placed the pet under the seat in front of her.
Brayan Castano says his wife paid the pet carrier fee ahead of time, yet a flight attendant still insisted that the dog reside in the overhead bin throughout the trip.
“My wife repeatedly asked her to let her keep the dog by her feet,” Brayan Castano says, adding:
“She then asked her if the dog would be OK. The flight attendant wouldn’t let her keep Kokito by her feet and assured her that he would be fine. Witnesses can attest to that.”
Indeed, witnesses have attested to that.
Maggie Gremminger was seated behind Castano and her kids and told People Magazine the following:
After the flight attendant asked her to move [the bag] above, the woman adamantly refused, communicating her dog was in the bag. There was some back and forth before finally the flight attendant convinced her to move the carrier to the bin above.
Gremminger says the dog barked during takeoff and then frequently during initial turbulence.
After 30 minutes or so, however, the dog grew silent.
When the plane landed and Castano retrieved her bag… the dog was dead inside of it.
Gremminger relayed the subsequent …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip