Qantas Apologises After Dog Dies In Its Care

A dog left out on the tarmac in full sun during a recent heatwave in Australia has died. Duke, a boxer who normally resides with his human mum, Kay, in Sydney, was being transported on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Brisbane when he was left outside for a time in 40° plus heat. It did not end well.

Dog left out on hot tarmac for extended period of time

According to a report in 9News, Duke was Brisbane bound on 19 December 2019. Temperatures were hovering in the high thirties but out on the tarmac at Sydney Airport, it would have been hotter.

Duke’s human mum, Kay Newman, stayed with Duke until he was taken out in his crate to be loaded onto the plane. Qantas said it always loads animals last and offloads them first and that Duke would not be outside for more than a few minutes.

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