March 14, 2018 / 9:22 PM / a year ago

U.S. transport agency looking into death of dog on United flight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Wednesday it is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a puppy on board a United Airlines UAL.N flight earlier this week.

The Transportation Department said it is in contact with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the Animal Welfare Act and handles complaints about alleged animal mistreatment.

Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Leslie Adler

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