HOUSTON (AP) — A dog returning to the United States with a soldier's family was euthanized after suffering heat stroke in Houston while in the care of United Airlines.
Rachel Estes tells the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Q8OauD) that she and her 5-year-old daughter were returning to North Carolina from South Korea, where her husband was completing a tour of duty. She says the family's two cats arrived in Charlotte, N.C., a day after the family's arrival, but their 14-pound terrier had to be euthanized at a veterinary clinic near Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The dog's medical chart at Animal Emergency clinic Northeast in Humble (UHM'-buhl) showed the dog arrived collapsed in its carrier "tangled up in harness, and heat stroke."
United Airlines said in a statement that it wasn't responsible for the death.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com