“I Am Sobbing,” NYC-Based Artist Claims United Airlines Crew Mistreated Her Dog; Calls It Animal Abuse

In the now-deleted post, she claimed that the crew of the airline threatened to call the captain and get her kicked off the plane if she tried to give her dog some water.

by Tooba Shaikh
“I Am Sobbing,” NYC-Based Artist Claims United Airlines Crew Mistreated Her Dog; Calls It Animal Abuse

Ashley Longshore, an artist based in New York City, recently shared a video of her ranting against United Airlines. In the now-deleted post, she claimed that the crew of the airline threatened to call the captain and get her kicked off the plane if she tried to give her dog some water. Here are all of the important details that you would need to know about this unfortunate incident on the plane.

Artist Claims United Airlines Crew Mistreated Her Dog On Flight

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According to an article which was recently published by the New York Post or NYP, the video was shared on July 1, 2024. The video showed the artist narrating what happened with tears streaming down her face. She had evidently been crying for quite some time as her eyes were puffy and red.

She was on a United Airlines flight from Newark to New Orleans. The artist said that she wanted to give water to her Brussels Griffon dog. However, the crew strictly forbade her from removing her dog from its carrier. In the caption of the now-deleted post, Longshore said that she was forced to shove and smash her dog under her seat.

The crew threatened that they would have her kicked off the flight if she refused to comply. This was upsetting for the artist as the flight was three hours long and she was worried about her dog’s hydration. She even called this treatment animal abuse.

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Other Important Details About This Particular Incident

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Before deleting the post, as per the NYP article, it had managed to garner as many as 6,914 likes and 974 comments. The airline’s statement, as it is cited in the NYP article, said that the crew was merely complying with the pet policy that the airline has in place.

Pets are allowed on flights provided that they remain inside the carriers for the entire duration of the flight.

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Have you ever travelled with pets? Have you ever faced a similar situation while travelling? Let us know in the comments section below!

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