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Bad info from Spirit Air led me to flush pet hamster down airport toilet, student says

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Bad info from Spirit Air led me to flush pet hamster down airport toilet, student says

Bad info from Spirit Air led me to flush pet hamster down airport toilet, student says

News Article: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 71069.html

Before Belen Aldecosea flew home from from college to South Florida, she twice called Spirit Airlines to ensure she could bring along a special guest: Pebbles, her pet dwarf hamster. No problem, the airline told her.

But when Aldecosea arrived at the Baltimore airport, Spirit refused to allow the tiny animal on the flight.

With her only friends hours away at campus, Aldecosea was stuck. She says an airline representative suggested flushing Pebbles down an airport toilet, a step that Spirit denies. Panicked and needing to return home promptly to deal with a medical issue, Aldecosea unsuccessfully tried renting a car and agonized for hours before doing the unthinkable.

She flushed Pebbles.


More from the original news article: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 71069.html
  • Belen Aldecosea, a college student from Miami Beach, says Spirit Airlines pressured her to flush Pebbles, her pet hamster, down an airport toilet.
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Discuss. IMO guys everywhere should be on the lookout and avoid this individual. Just wow...
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The death of any animal in this regard is sad, you don't do this sort of thing to begin with but the thing you absolutely do not do is if you choose to do this sort of thing is follow up and make it public.

This girl is about to get crucified on social media and her life is about to become a living hell. Good luck with future employment and not being a social outcast for life. you would think her lawyer would have advised her on this.

A quick google search of her name shows multiple petitions for her to be charged with animal cruelty, some have over 1k signatures already and multiple news stories running the story
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The story sounds like it's going to end very badly for the girl (hope I'm wrong). She is already unstable and all the floods of backlash pouring in hopefully doesn't cause her to harm herself. I agree with the above poster why this was ever made public in the first place, is she wanting her 15 minutes of "fame" or seeking attention?
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Why the f would you flush Pebbles down into the toilet? Man I hate stupid animal cruelty and her fake azz smile.
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Jesus, its just a hampster. Really just a rat with a fancier name. Not worth missing a flight over.
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Emotional support on flights?

Look no further:

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Too bad Spirit didn't have a rep like the Westjet lady that took care of the guest's pet rather than suggesting the inevitable.
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she couldn't give the pet away? rent a uber or taxi to take the pet back?

heck, I'd donate money to her to pay for said uber cost.

but nope. she chose to kill her own pet.
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Luckily no one told her to jump off a cliff.
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Feb 10th, 2018 12:34 pm
Jesus, its just a hampster. Really just a rat with a fancier name. Not worth missing a flight over.
Sure, just a "hampster".

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I don't believe they told her to do any such thing and she just did it herself. She is mentally ill.
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Rip Hamster.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

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