Those of us who are pet lovers really do want to be able to take our animals everywhere. It’s not always possible, but a lot of us try. Recently, one woman wanted to take her support peacock on a flight. That didn’t work out for her. Now word comes from another of the nation’s airports that a different woman tried to smuggle her support hamster on a plane, and, well, when she was stopped she disposed of the fellow in nasty fashion.
Spirit Airlines rejected Belen Aldecosea’s little friend Pebbles at Baltimore Airport last November after telling her twice she could bring him.
Belen describes the moment she introduced poor Pebbles to his maker….
“I didn’t have any other options. She was scared. I was scared. It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet.
I was emotional. I was crying. I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall.”
Belen who was flying back to her home in Miami, got Pebbles after a cancer scare in 2017.
Spirit Airlines were shown a doctor’s letter certifying the little fella as a comfort animal.
They told her it was fine. It was only when Belen attempted to check in that an employee came bolting after to break the bad news that Pebbles couldn’t fly and ultimately lead to the hamster’s untimely and dignified passing.
Sorry, but flushing a live animal down a toilet is not dignified, no matter where the commode happens to be located. That sort of burial is more for dead goldfish and birds than cute rodents who haven’t crossed the rainbow bridge yet.
And then there is the matter of a cancer scare for a hamster. Not to be too judgmental, but the thing is a step above a rat. Letting nature take its course is always a valid option.