Need to ship pure breed dog from US to Johannesburg, SA. I've heard a lot about high level of luggage theft at Johannesburg airport. Does this also apply to animals being transported? If so, is there anything I can do to reduce the risk?
As a vet tech, I would suggest going through a professional animal transport company, I would not check the dog and have the airline handle it. I have heard a lot of stories of dogs dying in transit or being mistreated. As for the airport it's self I don't know, but if it is a good company they should ensure safe handling of the dog.