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

Written by: Lisa Bernier

December 31, 2014

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.

via @theregoesbabs
via @theregoesbabs
via @theregoesbab
via @theregoesbab

Then the airline responded to the tweet:

via The Daily Mail UK
via The Daily Mail UK

Twitter users expressed their outrage and unhappiness at the response, with Keith Olbermann and Australian pop singer Sia also joining in.

via @KeithOlbermann
via @KeithOlbermann
via The Daily Mal UK
via The Daily Mail UK

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:

via ABC-7
via ABC-7
via weather.com
via weather.com

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

Written by: Lisa Bernier

December 31, 2014

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