UPDATE (7/20/18): Upon additional review of the August 1 policy changes, we have determined that we
Will Not be enforcing temperature limitations for the following animal types:
*birds (including day-old chicks, poultry, etc.);
*cold-blooded animals (including live fish and live seafood);
*and mice or rats bred for research.
Other policy changes will continue to apply to these and all other animal types:
* Limitation of up to one connecting city in the routing for all live animals
* Live animals may no longer be shipped as DASH or DASH Critical. All live
animals must be booked, tendered, and transported as AVA, PET or LIV product codes
* A new risk acknowledgement form must be signed during acceptance by both the
shipper and the Delta Cargo acceptance agent at the time of drop-off
* No sedation permitted for household dogs and cats
Delta Cargo (a division of Delta Airlines) is changing its live animal transportation policy. Click the link above to read the full Delta document (one page).
Effective August 1, 2018
• Live animals may no longer be shipped as DASH
• Temperature restrictions modified to a maximum of 80°F (27°C) and a minimum of 20°F (-7°C) during the time an animal will be in any station during transport
• Limitation of up to one connecting city in the routing for all live animals…
If this affects you, contact Delta and explain the issues this new policy will cause.