Why didn’t anyone stand up for that poor dog?

The shocking story has gone viral: A passenger boarded a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York with her two children and her 10-month-old French bulldog Kokito.

Despite Kokito being in a TSA-compliant carrier, there was an issue with fitting the carrier under the seat as required. The flight attendant took the carrier and placed it in the overhead compartment.

Kokito was dead before the flight landed at LaGuardia Airport.

How could this happen?

The flight attendant is claiming she wasn’t aware there was a dog in the carrier, but this is implausible. The dog’s owner and her 11-year old daughter insist they informed the attendant and witnesses support their account, and even say the dog was barking.