The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Model Maggie Rizer Blames United Airlines for Death of Her Dog

Monday, September 24, 2012

Model Maggie Rizer Blames United Airlines for Death of Her Dog

Supermodel Maggie Rizer and her family are devastated over the death of their 2-year-old golden retriever, Bea.

The 34-year-old beauty blames United Airlines for Bea’s death two weeks ago during a flight from New York to San Francisco.

Rizer, who has a 10-month-old son named Alexander with husband Alex Mehran, wrote about her heartbreak in a recent blog post, claiming, “Beatrice lost her life due to the negligence of United Airlines.”

Rizer said she paid United Airlines an extra $1,800 for Bea and the other family dog, Albert, to be safely transported during their cross-country flight.

Rizer claims she and her husband “took every precaution we could think of” by labeling their kennels with emergency numbers, providing special ice-water filled bowls for their hydration and having their dogs checked out with their vet before the trip.

Maggie and her family arrived back to San Francisco, where an “emotionless worker” told them about their dog, stating “one of them is dead.”

The family’s veterinarian, performed a necropsy at around midnight, ruling that “Beatrice’s death was from heatstroke”.

Maggie Rizer stated, “They had nothing to say about the fact that the plane had been turned off (for at least fifteen minutes each time) twice before take-off in Newark, nor did they have anything to say when I requested information about her placement in the plane or about baggage being packed around her.”

Rizer adds, “I am writing this to help make people aware that airlines are incapable of ensuring the safety of our pets…Please don’t make the mistake I made that cost our dog her life…I will miss her forever.”

                                                    Maggie Rizer and 2-year-old Golden Retriever Beatrice

                                                      Maggie Rizer slams United Airlines over dog’s death


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