Skoglund's PetcarePet Service in Little Canada, Minnesota
While talking to Shawn Rock during planning we hear meowing. We look out the window, no cat. We investigate further. We listen to a purse, lunchbox... it must b...e a cell phone ringing. Nope. It’s coming from the backpacks. I lift a jacket and a backpack MOVES. I unzip the backpack and a cat’s head POPS out! That folks, is how my Friday started. #icantmakethisup #4thgrade #whatthewhat
Edited to say: Cat is safe and student’s mom came to pick it up.
The phone call home went like this (thanks Gina) ... Hello, Student is safe but we have kind of a weird situation... your student brought a cat to school, on the bus, in her backpack. Their response: SHUT UP. 😂
Best part... it’s not even their cat. It’s the neighbor’s cat. O.M.G. 😳
I will never fly United again, the death of this dog is inexcusable!
Today, I boarded my first United Airlines flight.
On my way, I saw a Frenchie that looked identical to my own precious Winston. He was with his family - a young... girl, no older than 11, her toddler sibling and their mother. He was meant to grow, learn, cry, play with those young children and be their furry friend. He was meant to live a long life filling that family's days with that special joy that only a dog can bring.
I sat behind the family of three and thought myself lucky - who doesn't when they get to sit near a puppy? However, the flight attendants of flight UA1284 felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water. They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow. They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed.
There was no sound as we landed and opened his kennel. There was no movement as his family called his name. I held her baby as the mother attempted to resuscitate their 10 month old puppy. I cried with them three minutes later as she sobbed over his lifeless body. My heart broke with theirs as I realized he was gone.
The Humane Society of the U.S. says air travel can be risky for pets and especially dangerous for brachycephalic breeds — such as pugs or bulldogs, whose short nasal passages make them vulnerable to oxygen deprivation and heat stroke. This little guy fought hard for his life, filling our flight with his cries until he finally ran out of breath. United Airlines does not care about the safety of their furry travelers. This poor family paid $125 for their pet to be murdered in front of them. There is no excuse for the pain this family is suffering.
Today, I boarded my last United Airlines flight.