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Mirna Gonzalez just stepped away from Gate C7 at the Portland International Airport when she heard the hearing.
She left just for a time to buy coffee while she and her children were leaving her; waiting for a flight to Alaska Airlines to Texas just before Christmas, on December 18, 2017. Her 5-year-old daughter, Gabriella, was to sit down at her gate with her older brother.
But when Gonzalez returned, Gabriella's face was covered with blood.
While her mother was away, Gabriella asked if she would take a dog, a shot, and an emotional animal. there.
As soon as she reached her hand, she took her against her.
That is according to a $ 1.1 million lawyer Gonzalez sent out for her daughter this week against Alaska's owner, Alaska Airlines and her. Port of Portland home group, expressing them about misbehavior since the dog was allowed through the airport without covering. The event is one of high quality hedgehogs about poor animal behavior at airports such as airports and federal government to get involved in responding to the number of complaints that are increasingly grow from poor training to bad days.
The statements have grown over the past two years, and stimulate debate on how animals should be ruled long and long; as they travel. In June 2017, the dog gave a positive 70-pound face to face when he sat down the Atlantic Air Lines window seats, leaving 28 sting. In February 2018, a cute support dog hosted a small girl on the Southwest Airlines plane; leaving Phoenix, leaving her only scrap but disturbing her.
In the case Gabriella, she had to go to # 39; going to attack a rare surgery, and leave it with a permanent skin, tell the Washington Post, the co-ordinator, Chad Stavley. The slip made the split off and set out its tall blows, leaving some of it missing, according to a graphic picture of the wounds she gave with Stavley.
Stavley said he hopes that the lawsuit, a Monday filed in the Multnomah Circuit Court, airports and airlines will make the policies that belong to emotional creatures that have created it; Most created as a result of the implementation of the 2017 and 2018 dog. The new rules are intended to clamp on emotional animals or material animals – people's pets are used as helpers – and also to ensure that the animals that people need are kept away from other passengers so big & as possible.
Stavley said he planned to investigate the fact that Gabriella's dog was a legitimate dog. A dog owner, Michelle Brannan, says that, according to the law. She did not reply immediately to a request to comment on Wednesday night. It is not clear if she still has the dog. According to the December 2017 report of KATU 2 News, a dog was kept out of shelter for animals for 10 days after the attack, and the owner was named by the police for his / her. failure of his dog.
"There is a lot of abuse on this animal situation," said Stavley, "and people who have right service animals – blind and needy dogs and such – have such a bit cast into the same boat [as emotional support animals]Afterward it shows a poor light on those people. "
Port of Portland and Alaska Airlines, who owned the Brannan and Gonzalez family on that day, refused to give an opinion, listing the statements required.
Alaska Airlines was one of the airlines that modified the policy on emotional support animals in 2018. The new air regime, which came into effect in October, wants owners to keep the dog or cat – the same animals do; may be aboard – in behaviors or on a whole basis and give 48 hours and appropriate documents ahead of their trips.
"We are making these changes now based on a number of recent incidents where there is a detrimental effect on inappropriate behavior on emotional animals and even injured our staff, other guests and service animals, "said Ray Prentice, Alaska Airlines's consumer advocacy leader in the April 2018 Report." Most animals do not have any problems. But, over the last few years, we have shown there is a steady increase in events from animals that are not adequately trained for behavior in a busy or airplane situation, which is our motivation to strengthen our policy. "
The support animal events are not restricted to dog bugs. One dog was born service, gold-keeper named Eleanor Rigby, puppies at a destination in Tampa in June, although people did not really complain about that. In sad news, a watchstep hammer with the name Pebbles was pulled down the toilet with the person he had in February 2018 after the Spirit Airlines told the student that she could not. take a pet with her on a Baltimore trip. United Airlines has got another wild one for Dexter's refusal, the well-known Instagram's peucock of psychology, sitting on her; Newark plane, even though he bought a ticket for the bird.
"We explained this to the customer three times before they arrived at their airport," said a spokesman to The Post later.
When United published its policy change in February 2018, the airline said that it was seen that there was a 75% increase in customers who gave emotional support animals aboard. When Delta modifies Delta with its policy in January 2018, the consensus referred to a 84% increase "in animal incidents reported" from 2016, a & # 39; including urination and defecation and "aggressive actions" from the animals, "behavior that is not normally seen in these animals when training and working properly."
The worries from the airlines also sponsored the Department's & # 39; Transport to review its own rules for service animals and last year's support. The agency was expected to have a & # 39; breach of "illegal use" of non-animal animals and to ensure that there are set measures to prevent illegal pets from board air. It is still a change of final rule.
In the meantime, Stavley said, Gabriella Gonzalez will not be able to board any trips that will come sooner. The girl grew up afraid of the airport, he said, as well as the fear of putting dogs.
(c) 2019, The Washington Post · Meagan Flynn · NATIONAL, TRANSPORTATION · Feb 28, 2019 – 6:11 AM