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John Travolta’s Dogs Killed in Airport Accident

You may or may not have already heard that John Travolta recently lost his dogs to an accident at the airport.

According to an article from ABC News, “Travolta and his family landed at the airport well before dawn May 13, and an unidentified person who was not a member of the Travolta family but ‘a liaison’ for them took the two dogs for a walk. A pickup truck driven by an airport employee was approaching the aircraft when it apparently struck and killed the animals.”

It is very tragic that the family has to go through these tough times of losing not one, but two beloved pets.

There seem to be many debacles including pets and airplanes lately. When traveling with pets, take all safety precautions such as carrying smaller pets on board the plane with you, or opting to drive rather than fly. You might also look into reputable pet relocation services.

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3 Responses to John Travolta’s Dogs Killed in Airport Accident

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  2. Jen says:

    oh how terrible! 🙁

  3. It’s very tragic that this happened to John Travolta’s dogs, and is an example of how even pets that are flying privately with their owners in the passenger cabin of the airplane can be at risk. It is crucial for people who are flying with pets to understand that while it may seem like a good idea to let a pet out of its crate, the only place this should happen is at a secure area of the airport that is designated for pets (for example, an airport pet park like the one Atlanta-Hartsfield has: http://www.petrelocation.com/atlanta-airport-opens-dog-park-traveling-pets). Otherwise, pets should remain secured in their crates until they are no longer in transit or at the airport, and water bowls should be accessible from the outside of their crate door so that pets can be watered without the crate door having to be opened.

    We hope that this advice will help others travel safely with their pets and we will keep John Travolta’s family in our thoughts.


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