Family ‘heartbroken’ after pet dog dies from suspected heatstroke during flight


 A heartbroken family are demanding answers after their beloved nine-month-old dog died from suspected heat stroke during a flight from Amsterdam to Boston  Andreas Suvaina said her vet claims Roger died after he was starved of water for 18 hours during the eight-and-a-half hour KLM flight  The French Bulldog was bought for her six-year-old son last year in Europe.  Mrs Suvaina said: “He was a very happy, healthy dog  “He was my son’s best friend.”  When the family returned to Boston in July they say their airline refused to let Roger fly with Mrs Suvaina’s husband so they used an agency that specialises in pet transportation which arranged the flight  However when Mrs Suvaina’s mother-in-law arrived at Logan Airport in Boston to collect Roger she says she had an hour-long wait before she was told he had died  A post mortem examination claims Roger died from respiratory distress and heat stroke  It also alleges Roger had not been given water for 18 hours.  The temperature in Amsterdam on the day of the flight was around 100 degrees   “My son is so heartbroken,” Mrs Suvaina told 7 News Boston .  “We want to know what os going on there We trusted them. They are a big company.”  Evan Oshan, the family’s lawyer, said federal officers are investigating the death and KLM need to ‘own up’ to what happened  He added: “Pets today are family members, dogs are family members and they (KLM) need to understand that they need to be treated with respect and dignity ”  Mirror Online has contacted KLM for a comment.  On the airline’s website it says they do not transport French Bulldogs because the stress and high heat can give them breathing trouble during flights

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