POLL: Delta Passenger Mauled by Service Dog; New Rules Needed?

Delta Airlines

Now is this one of the craziest things you've heard or what?  I am not a dog lover as you may know, but a big dog sitting on the lap of a passenger in the middle seat?  Really?  Service dog or no service dog, shouldn't the airlines make arrangements for the guy and his dog to sit by themselves in some row? Or are dogs more important than people?

Here is the story from our reporting partner 10News:

A passenger is recovering after being mauled by a Marine veteran's emotional support dog on a flight heading to San Diego. The incident happened Sunday before Delta Flight 1430 took off from Atlanta, 10News learned. 

The passenger was sitting next to the window, while veteran Ronald Mundy sat in the middle seat with the dog.What led to the dog attack remains unclear, but passenger Bridget Maddox-Peoples said, "There was a call for help. You could hear a dog growling and a bark, and someone screamed, 'I need help, there's a medical emergency.'"

The passenger attacked by the dog was removed from the plane to receive medical attention, and Mundy and his dog were taken off the flight. The dog was secured inside of a carrier and taken off the plane and given to Mundy. 

Delta said Mundy and the dog were placed on another flight in which the dog flew in a kennel.Maddox-Peoples described the victim's injuries: "His face was covered in blood around his eyes, his nose, his cheeks, his shirt; he walked out, and he had a cloth over his face, and it was just completely bloody."

Delta's website says trained service dogs are allowed in the cabin with humans, and a kennel isn't required.

(Photo credit reporting partner 10News)

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content