The owners of a French bulldog who died during a United flight after being stuffed into an overhead bin have reached a confidential settlement with the airline.
The death of the Robledo family pet Kokito on a flight from Houston to New York in March sparked national outrage about how animals are treated on airplanes.
Lawyer Evan Oshan told the Daily News on Thursday that the matter has been “amicably resolved by all parties.”
“We are encouraged that United has taken steps to provide better pet travel policies,” Oshan said. “We hope that all airlines will promote pet policies which show understanding, compassion and empathy for the passengers.”
During the flight, Catalina Robledo said she listened to Kokito’s repeated cries for help before the dog died.
“I paid to bring him on the plane, not so they could put him in a bag to suffocate him,” she told Telemundo 47 in Spanish at the time. “The dog barked and barked but I couldn’t stand up because I’m carrying my baby.
She said that there was turbulence and there were no flight attendants in sight.
Robledo said she asked the crewmembers why she had to put the dog in the bin, but they told her she had to.