United Airlines, under fire for killing one dog and shipping another to the wrong continent, changed temporarily suspended the shipping of pets as cargo. But this has hit members of the U.S. military stationed in Guam pretty hard as United is the only carrier with direct flights to the mainland and the pets are now stuck on the island:

From Stars & Stripes:

Military families on Guam moving to the U.S. mainland may be forced to leave their pets behind, following United Airlines’ decision to suspend its pet transportation program until no later than May 1, following multiple delivery mistakes and at least one pet death.

United is the only carrier flying directly between the island and the mainland U.S., according to families there, some of whom took to social media Wednesday to say they felt blindsided by United’s announcement.

“We leave April 5th and our two pups will be stuck here, boarding (when) service resumes,” said one Facebook post, from a woman on Guam named Ryane. “That could be a month. We are devastated and not even sure we will leave without knowing they will be on a flight.”

Come on, United! Fix this!


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