Pets on board Boeing 737 plane crash in Jacksonville to be cremated

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Naval Air Station Jacksonville gave an update on the pets on board the Miami Air Boeing 737 plane that skidded off the runway.

NAS JAX said they "performed the recovery in the most dignified way possible with the base veterinarian on site" and made sure all protocols were followed.

According to NAS JAX, all animals will be cremated through a local company.

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One animal that traveled in the cabin was safely recovered by its owner.

NAS JAX said on Facebook:

"Update on the pets aboard the aircraft: A dog and two cats belonging to a military family have been recovered from the aircraft. Those who were involved in this sad tasking performed the recovery in the most dignified way possible with the base veterinarian on site to ensure all protocols were followed. The animals will be cremated through a local company. Every possible avenue to rescue these animals was pursued following the incident. One animal that traveled in the cabin was safely removed by its owner."

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