Kransky’s Story – Why I don’t Ship Frenchies

Kransky, the French Bulldog pictured above, died while being shipped air cargo

I am often asked why I won’t ship my French Bulldogs. In a few instances, I’ve actually been berated for it by ‘potential buyers’ who I suppose assume I’m just being difficult, elitist or unrealistic.

“You don’t really expect me to fly all the way to Toronto for a DOG, do you?”.

No, actually, I don’t – if you don’t want to fly here, there’s no reason for you to do so. You’re welcome to get a dog from someone else. I’m not forcing anyone to come here for a dog, but I’m also not going to browbeaten into sticking one of my babies into a plastic crate, and tossing them into the belly of an airplane’s cargo area.

Sure, some dogs get shipped just fine, with no issues whatsoever,  but if you do this long enough, you hear too many stories like Kransky’s – and his story is NOT going to be the story of one of my dogs.

Kransky’s story:

It was a hot day in Sydney and this heat was amplified in the cargo shed. Before long I was starting to show symptoms of heat stress, but no-one cared to notice. This escalated into full blown heat stroke – vomiting, diarrohea, choking, suffocation – and I died a terrible, cruel and lonely death in the confines of my travel cage. When it came time to transit to the plane, MASkargo staff finally noticed that something was wrong. Realising it was obviously heat related, they threw a bucket of water over me in my cage – but I was already dead.

Read the rest here.

My deepest sympathies to Kransky’s parents. I hope you find justice, even if it can never heal the pain of your loss.

6 replies
  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    It really is a shame when you can’t try to do your homework, shell out an obscene amount of money to people who have good references and claim to be giving your dog the best in attention and security, and it still goes to hell with nothing you can do about it.

    I’m not optimistic about justice for these people, because for whatever reason, they didn’t arrange for a necropsy. Not that any form of “justice” makes up for losing a beloved pet.

  2. alex
    alex says:

    this is so heartbreaking… and needless… i am at the point where hearing nothing but bad news is getting me bleak… why cant people be intelligent

  3. Cait
    Cait says:

    I am really, really glad you posted this- that company was one of several that has been recommended to me as a possible shipper for a future spitz puppy.

  4. Stephen Burns
    Stephen Burns says:

    Heartbreaking. I drive the two days to Colorado ever summer for this very reason. There is PetAirways which carries the dogs in the cabin with a flight attendant, snacks, playtime and person to person service. But I I don’t understand people who would buy a dog without meeting them; character is as important as lineage. Thank you for your kindness and ethics.

    • frogdogz
      frogdogz says:

      But I I don’t understand people who would buy a dog without meeting them

      And on this end, I can’t understand anyone selling a dog to someone they’ve never met. It just baffles me….

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