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Dog dies on United Airlines Flight after cabin crew forced owner to put it in overhead locker

A cute little puppy died, after its owner was forced to put it in an overhead locker of a plane. The French Bulldog, called Kokito was forced into the overhead locker of a United Airlines flight. It spent three and a half hours there but unfortunately died before it arrived its destination.

Eyewitnesses say the owner of the 10-month-old puppy, Catelina Robledo, and her daughter Sophia were pressured into putting the dog in the compartment by a member of the cabin crew. The incident happened on Monday, during a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York.
Sophia, 11, said: ‘My mom was like “it’s a dog, it’s a dog” and the flight attendant said “you have to put it up there.’
 During the flight, Kokito began to bark, but mom and child were unable to get up to check on her because of turbulence.
 As soon as they opened the compartment after they arrived their destination, they realised that something was wrong and that Kokito had died.

A fellow passenger Maggie Gremminger, in a series of tweets said, Robledo wanted to keep the dog, which was in a small  bag, under her seat, but the flight attendant insisted that she put the animal overhead. ‘At the end of the flight, the woman found her dog, deceased. She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned.

United Airlines has said that it will accept full responsibility for the incident.

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