Florida woman: Airline told me to flush pet hamster
Feb. 8, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.
MIAMI — A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down a toilet at the airport because the emotional support rodent wasn't allowed to fly with her.
Spirit Airlines denies telling Belen Aldecosea, 21, to flush the hamster named Pebbles. She said she flushed Pebbles, after running out of other options.
The Miami Herald reported that before Aldecosea flew home from college to South Florida, she twice called Spirit Airlines to ensure she could bring Pebbles, her pet dwarf hamster. No problem, the airline told her. But Spirit refused to allow the animal on the flight at the airport.