TMZ is reporting that Kokito, the French bulldog who was placed in a United overhead bin last March, officially died of suffocation.
According to results of Kokito’s necropsy, conducted at Cornell University, the 9-month-old puppy was the victim of the decreased oxygen levels in the overhead compartment. Stress combined with the animal’s narrow airway — which is common in the breed — were also factors.
While United has slowly started to allow dogs back in the cabin after crew went through mandatory sensitivity re-training, the airline continues to list French bulldogs on the the no-fly list due to “concern for higher adverse health risks.”
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