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

Transporting and Handling of Dogs - Care with Kennels on Conveyor Belts

Conveyor belts used in loading or unloading planes, and other airport locations pose potential risks to dogs in kennels. An attendant must be present at each end of the inclined conveyor belt when a kennel is being loaded or unloaded from planes. A kennel must not be placed on any other conveyor belt such as a baggage claim conveyor belt.



When kennels with live animals are placed on conveyor belts,____.

A) attendant(s) must be observing the conveyor belt

Yes, kennels must not be placed on unattended conveyor belts.

B) the kennel must be securely strapped to the conveyor belt

No, a kennel may be placed on attended conveyor belts.

C) kennels should never be placed on conveyor belts

No, a kennel may be placed on attended conveyor belts.

 
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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