What a tortuous death. Surrounded by air, but devoid of oxygen, the 10-month old puppy, Kokito, gasped his last breath in a dark, scary overhead bin where luggage was shifting, further frightening a suffocating soul. My first version of this press release adopted a different position. Any airline could have hired an unempathetic, flight attendant with no common sense. However, when I read how United Airlines handled this tragedy in terms of compensation, my position changed. The message they sent to America: it’s a dog, no big deal, let’s give them a refund on the flight tickets.
Many people ask us about the charitable part of Antonio Stefano, what it’s about, and how it works. With that in mind, I created this article to help you understand the history and progression of our goals.