When Aldecosea arrived at a Baltimore airport to catch her flight, the airline told her that Pebbles wasn’t allowed on the flight. Aldecosea says an “airline representative suggested flushing Pebbles down an airport toilet.” Spirit denied this, the Herald reported.
“She was scared. I was scared. It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet,” Aldecosea told the Herald. “I was emotional. I was crying. I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall.”
This incident happened on Nov. 21 and now Aldecosea is considering filing a lawsuit against the company. A spokesman for Spirit told the Herald that someone did give Aldecosea misinformation that the animal could go on the plane, but said no one told her to flush the hamster.