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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Emergency Situations - A Dog Escapes

If a dog escapes, the attendant should immediately attempt to retrieve the dog using caution. If the attendant is unable to retrieve the dog immediately, the attendant should report the dog's escape to airport security.



If a dog escapes a kennel, the attendant should ____.

A) notify the owner that the dog is lost

No, if a dog escapes a kennel, the attendant should immediately attempt to retrieve the dog using caution.

B) first notify a supervisor

No, if a dog escapes a kennel, the attendant should immediately attempt to retrieve the dog using caution.

C) immediately attempt to retrieve the dog using caution

Good, if a dog escapes a kennel, the attendant should immediately attempt to retrieve the dog using caution.


This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors involve the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.


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