Scholar says Spirit Airways informed her to flush pet hamster down the bathroom

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21-year-old faculty pupil Belen Aldecosea informed the Miami Herald that earlier than she flew residence from faculty, she known as Spirit Airways twice to make it possible for she might deliver her pet dwarf hamster Pebbles on the airplane.

Spirit stated that may be no downside. However when she acquired to the airport in Baltimore, the airline refused to let her deliver the furry critter on the flight.

Aldecosea claims a Spirit employee steered flushing Pebbles down the bathroom, which the airline denies occurred. However she was in a panic as a result of she wanted to get residence to maintain a medical concern, so she tried to hire a automotive.

That did not work out so she took her beloved Pebbles and flushed her down the bathroom.

She informed the Miami Herald:

“She was scared. I used to be scared. It was horrifying making an attempt to place her in the bathroom. I used to be emotional. I used to be crying. I sat there for a superb 10 minutes crying within the stall.”

The 21-year-old pupil from Miami Seaside is now contemplating a lawsuit towards Spirit, over the conflicting directions that she says pressured her into flushing her doctor-certified emotional help animal.

Spirit Airways acknowledged that they mistakenly informed Aldecosea that she might deliver the hamster on the airplane, however they deny the bathroom suggestion:

“To be clear, at no level did any of our brokers counsel this visitor (or every other for that matter) ought to flush or in any other case injure an animal.”

Aldecosea says she acquired Pebbles after a golf ball-sized development confirmed up in her neck inflicting a most cancers scare.

Get extra on the story on the Miami Herald.

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