Where is Jack?

Making Air Travel Safe for Pets

Pet Air Travel Incidents Through February 2013

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WHERE IS JACK? INC.  has created a spreadsheet that serves as a database for of all Pet Air Incidents that the DOT has reported since the current rule went into effect in May 2005.  We update this spreadsheet every month with the latest incidents.  (Particular thanks to Bonnie Wagner-Westbrook for her dedication in creating and updating this inventory!)

Below please find the latest update to our spreadsheet (through incidents reported in February 2013) , which now details 354 cases of animals being lost, injured or killed while in the care of the airlines during domestic (U.S.) travel.  This only includes animals who were lost, injured or killed while traveling with their guardian – meaning no incidents involving an animal who was lost, injured or killed while traveling for breeding or for commercial sale was recorded.

Please feel free to review and share this information widely.  If using this information for commercial purposes, please give credit to WHERE IS JACK? INC.

Click here to download the most complete inventory:  PetAirIncInv0213

7 thoughts on “Pet Air Travel Incidents Through February 2013

  1. Wow.. but first, thank you MB and kudos to Bonnie… this is a huge document. Very depressing to say the least, but I am trying to keep up the positive attitude that with all of the FoJ, we can and will make a difference in safety for pet travel. Good job and thank you! Not one day goes by that I don’t think of Jack the Cat… ~peace~

  2. Good job and thanks for all the work you all do. If we come across an incident (United Airlines accidentally sends dog to Ireland instead of Phoenix @ http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/united-airlines-accidentally-sends-dog-ireland-instead-phoenix-1C8930021 ) or interesting article like this one I recently came across (from: NBC – Bay Area – Investigative Unit – Pet Owners Pressure Airlines to Stop Treating Animals As Cargo @ http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Pet-Owners-Pressure-Airlines-to-Stop-Treating-Animals-As-Cargo–199945321.html ) where can we send them?

    Thanks for the great work. Michael Bean

  3. Great work and the effort is appreciated. I think about our sweet man Jack all of the time and continue to wear his t-shirt with love. His life and death had meaning and touched so many. Thank you for continuing to carry the torch for him…I like to think that the light that you are shining, on what is happening to other animals, is a piece of Jack’s soul.

  4. Thank you for all the work you do and for sharing this information with people! It’s good to see Where is Jack? still working hard to inform and educate people on this issue. My heart goes out to all the pet owners on this long list and hopefully soon, there is a change in safety for pet travel.

  5. good job with the (very depressing) inventory.

  6. It saddens me to see deaths and injuries continuing. The ONLY safe way to travel with your pets is in the cabin, alongside their owners! Thank you for all you continue to do to bring awareness of this travesty to the forefront!

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