But the incident has drawn national attention, in the wake of an incident in which a puppy died in an overhead bin on United Airlines.
Delta issued a statement after the incident: "We know pets are important members of the family and apologize for the delayed shipment of a dog, which is now in the hands of its owner, after it was routed to the wrong destination. Delta teams worked quickly to reunite the dog and his owner, while remaining in constant contact with the customer throughout the process to update him on the status of his pet."
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The airline said it refunded the shipping costs and started a review of the incident.
Dog Placed in Overhead Bin, Dies During Flight