Woman Takes Photo Of Dog On Tarmac. What Happened Next No One Expected

On December 28th, Twitter user @theregoesbabs tweeted a picture of a dog carrier on a rainy tarmac. The response? Epic. The tweet quickly went viral and unleashed a storm of tweets onto the United Airlines Twitter account. [caption id="attachment_31834" align="alignnone" width="600"]via @theregoesbabs via @theregoesbabs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31835" align="alignnone" width="600"]via @theregoesbab via @theregoesbab[/caption] Then the airline responded to the tweet: [caption id="attachment_31833" align="alignnone" width="600"]via The Daily Mail UK via The Daily Mail UK[/caption] Twitter users expressed their outrage and unhappiness at the response, with Keith Olbermann and Australian pop singer Sia also joining in. [caption id="attachment_31836" align="alignnone" width="600"]via @KeithOlbermann via @KeithOlbermann[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31837" align="alignnone" width="600"]via The Daily Mal UK via The Daily Mail UK[/caption] In a further statement to The Daily Mail, a spokesperson for United explained: "As is our standard practice, our employees placed the pet kennel completely under the wing to protect the pet from the falling rain and onto the aircraft after completing the baggage loading." The airline also told ABC-13 they, "...checked several cameras and confirmed that our ramp employees in Houston never left the pet unattended after our PetSafe employees dropped the kennel off." They added the dog inside the kennel was dry, and there were cones surrounding the carrier to let employees know there was a dog inside. Additionally, they responded to other tweets about the incident: [caption id="attachment_31838" align="alignnone" width="600"]via ABC-7 via ABC-7[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31839" align="alignnone" width="600"]via via[/caption] The pup parent of the dog pictured in the photo has yet to make a statement regarding the situation. All in all, it's not easy flying with pets during the holidays. As you're traveling back and forth with your pup, here are ways to make it easier for everyone involved!
Featured Image via @theregoesbabs

Hope Bobbitt

7 years ago

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