Airline User Flushes Rejected 'Emotional Support Hamster' Down Toilet

Airline User Flushes Rejected 'Emotional Support Hamster' Down Toilet

Airline User Flushes Rejected 'Emotional Support Hamster' Down Toilet

The student called Spirit Airlines twice before heading to the airport with her emotional support pet - but despite her confirmation from the airline, Pebbles wasn't allowed on the flight.

A college student claims she was forced to flush her emotional support hamster down an airport toilet after getting bad info from a ticket agent - but Spirit Airlines claims no employee ever said to give the rodent its final boarding call. Spirit has strongly denied that any of their employees told the woman to harm her pet.

Aldecosea's only friends were hours away at campus, she had no family in the area and she was not old enough to rent a vehicle, she told the Herald.

"She [the hamster] was scared".

"She was scared", Aldecosea told the Miami Herald. "I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall".

"To be clear, at no point did any of our agents suggest this guest (or any other for that matter) should flush or otherwise injure an animal", he told the Herald.

The Transportation Security Administration, meanwhile, has no issue with carry-on hamsters, a spokeswoman told the Miami Herald. She said she's considering suing Spirit over the conflicting instructions that pressured her into making an anguished decision.

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'Flushing a living being down a latrine isn't just pitiless yet in addition unlawful, and both the individual who killed this creature and Spirit Airlines-if a representative did, actually, encourage the lady to suffocate the hamster-ought to be charged.

Aldecosea, a Miami Beach High graduate, insists her hamster was a medically certified emotional support animal, which she got after developing a large but benign growth in her neck a year ago. Unlike the emotional support peacock that was turned away by United Airlines, lawyer Adam Goodman defends that Pebbles didn't "pose a danger to other passengers". According to Aldecosea, she brought the doctor's emotional support certification for Pebbles to the airport. Which is true, so don't flush her down a toilet MY GOSH. "This must have been a horrific, terrifying death", PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch told Fox News.

"This was a highly stressful situation and people react in a lot of different ways", he said.

She told the paper she flushed the hamster.

She says on the two events she was guaranteed her textured sidekick was fine to fly. "Imagine anyone in that situation that has to make a choice like that. It's confined to a cage", Goodman said.

Airlines have been introducing policies that require passengers to provide additional assurances that emotional support animals are medically certified and able to behave on an airplane. Dexter survived the dispute with airline staff and was driven to his destination in Los Angeles the following day.

"Rodents of any kind are not allowed on board for health and safety reasons".

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