Deaths of 14 Military Dogs at Houston Airport Spurs Lawsuit

The deaths of 14 bomb-sniffing dogs last year at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport while awaiting air shipment to U.S. troops in Afghanistan has prompted a lawsuit from the K-9 contractor that owned the animals.

According to the Houston Chronicle, American K-9 Detection Services filed suit in state district court in Houston this week against Indian Creek Enterprises Inc. and Live Animal Transportation Services.

According to court documents, the dogs died Dec. 21 while being kept in a sealed, unventilated truck at Live Animal Transportation's shipping terminal at the airport.

Live Animal Transportation owner Christopher Hay told the Chronicle he was unaware of the lawsuit and couldn't comment. There was no telephone listing for Indian Creek Enterprises in Houston.