Aeroflot Under Investigation over Two Injured Dogs Aboard

The Russian prosecution will probe reports of two dogs who sustained injuries during flights operated by Aeroflot Russian Airlines, spokesperson for Moscow transport prosecution Yekaterina Korotkova told TASS.

“Moscow inter-regional transport prosecution has launched a probe into reports published via mass media about dogs injured after flying with Aeroflot traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Moscow and from Moscow to Simferopol,” she noted.

In case violations are identified, prosecution measures will be taken.

Earlier, Instagram user Kristina Ilyicheva reported that her mother was traveling from Simferopol to Moscow aboard the airlines’ flight with a dog and later received the cage where the dog was kept “with blood and dirt stains.” The woman shared her thoughts that the dog “was hit hard in the teeth and gums at the cage’s door.” Aeroflot, meanwhile, said that no serious violations when transporting the animal were identified.

The second incident took place at the flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Moscow on June 17. A Dachshund sustained a serious eye injury and lost eyesight, the dog is now receiving treatment. The nature of the trauma points to a powerful blow. The owner also filed a complaint with Aeroflot.

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