New Law Possibly on the Way to Protect Pets in the Air

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Former Westminster Best in Show champion Uno going through a TSA security check

Following the tragic death of Kokito aboard a United Airlines flight last week, Senator Alcantara filed a new bill in New York today to guarantee the safety of companion animals aboard a plane. “Kokito’s Law” guarantees a set of pet passenger rights to all companion animals flying with their humans including that they are given access to food, water and medications during a flight, are kept in a climate-controlled environment and are never placed in an overhead compartment. Violators of any of those rights could be fined up to $5,000.

It’s a start. We need to have a  a pet safety conversation. It would be nice if airline representatives would sit down at a round table with animal welfare representatives to discuss safety in the air and on the ground along with how to deal with the challenges of bogus emotional support pets…

 

tip of the day

bounceIf you cat and dog has a lot of static in their fur, try using dryer sheets. Run one lightly over your pet’s coat to take out frizz and the friction. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.