NEWSCENTER 5’S JULIE LONCICH IS
LIVE IN BOSTON. REPORTER: A NECROPSY PERFORMED
ON THE ANIMAL SHOWED IT DIED OF
HEATSTROKE.>>IT WAS SPECIAL. EMOTIONALLY HE NEEDED THAT. RODGER
MEANT THIS WORLD TO HER
6-YEAR-OLD SON.>>HE’S ASKING ALL THE TIME
ABOUT HIM. REPORTER: SHE SAYS THE 9 MONTH
OLD FRENCH
BULLDOG WAS TO RETURN FROM
EUROPE TO BOSTON WITH HER
HUSBAND OVER THE SUMMER. ACCORDING TO THE HER ATTORNEY,
KLM WOULD NOT ALLOW HER HUSBAND
TO FLY WITH THE DOG IN THE CABIN
SO THE FAMILY CONTACTED AN
AGENCY THAT ARRANGED
TRANSPORT. BUT WHEN THEY WENT TO PICK THE
DOG UP AT LOGAN IN LATE JULY,
THEY WERE INFORMED RODGER WAS
DEAD.>>AFTER THE NECROPSY WE FOUND
OUT
THE DOG WAS LEFT WITH NO WATER
FOR 8-10 WITHOUT WATER AND THE
HEAT.>>THESE AREAS ARE SUPPOSED TO
BE
CLIMATE CONTROLLED, THEY’RE
SUPPOSED TO BE PRESSURIZED,
THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN
WATER BASIC NECESSITY. REPORTER: KLM’S OWN WEBSITE
STATES IT WILL NOT TRANSPORT
FRENCH BULLDOGS IN THE CABIN, IN
THE HOLD OR AS CARGO BECAUSE THE
BREATHING DURING THE FLIGHT, DUE
TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND STRESS.>>THE FAMILY HAS A RIGHT TO
KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED HERE
REPORTER: THE USDA IS NOW
INVESTIGATING
ANDREEA WANTS TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO ANYONE
ELSE.>>HE KNOWS RODGER IS UP IN THE
SKY
AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM. REPORTER: WE DID REACH

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