Woman Claims She Flushed Hamster on Spirit Air's Advice


Aldecosea said she took a later flight trying to figure out what to do with the hamster and tried unsuccessfully to rent a auto to go home.

Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, was flying home from college to South Florida to deal with an urgent medical issue. According to Aldecosea, someone from Spirit said she could flush Pebbles down a toilet.

She considered letting Pebbles run free outside, but could not bear thinking of the hamster freezing to death or getting hit.

"It's hard, but you really have to look at the circumstances because this whole thing only makes sense with someone telling her to (flush the animal)", Goodman told USA TODAY.

"She [Pebbles] was scared".

"She [the hamster] was scared".

"I was emotional, I was crying".

She told the newspaper she cried in a restroom stall for 10 minutes after feeling that she had no choice but to flush Pebbles.

After the November 10 incident, Aldecosea emailed Spirit Airlines to complain, and was offered a voucher for a free flight to selected United States cities.

Derek Dombrowski, spokesman for Spirit Airlines, acknowledged that the company had mistakenly told Aldocosea that the hamster was permitted to fly, but denied that killing the animal was their idea. Aldecosea and Pebbles were allowed to check in for their flight without a hitch (emotional support animals are technically allowed to fly at the discretion of the airline in question).

PETA has since censured the move, calling it both savage and illicit.

Then, she claims, a Spirit employee suggested that she release the animal outside the airport or flush it down the toilet.

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The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration has no problem with carry-on hamsters.

The airline refused to allow Dexter to get on board the aircraft, despite the passenger going so far as buying the huge bird its own ticket for the flight.

Aldecosea, a Miami Beach High graduate, insists her hamster was a medically certified emotional support animal, which she got after developing a large but benign growth in her neck previous year.

"She was so loving".

But Aldecosea's attorney said the cases are different.

She's purchased the lovable rat subsequent to building up an expansive however benevolent development in her neck a year ago.

Emotional support animals have become a controversial issue for U.S. airlines over recent years.

However, when she arrived in Baltimore on her way to Fort Lauderdale, she said she was told differently.

The passenger, identified by DailyMail.com as the critically acclaimed Bushwick-based photographer and performance artist Ventiko, reportedly offered to pay for a second seat to accommodate Dexter.

Why the sudden act of animal cruelty towards an animal she specifically brought to the airport for its emotional significance?