Transcript for 5-year-old mauled by a pitbull at Portland airport
Now, to the horror at the airport involving a 5-year-old girl who was mauled by a pit bull. The owner saying the dog is an emotional support animal. ABC's kayna Whitworth tonight, and the images are difficult. Reporter: Tonight, the parents of this 5-year-old girl mauled by a pit bull at an airport gate, suing Alaska airlines, Portland's airport and the dog's owner for allegedly letting a dangerous emotional support animal into the airport without a carrier. Gabriella Gonzalez's parents say the incident back in 2017 left their daughter severely injured, in court documents, claiming it happened because the airport "Allowed a passenger into a secure area with a pitbull that was not a trained and registered service animal." We've seen incidents involving support animals turn into airport brawls. Other times people have claimed animals like this peacock were for emotional support. Several major carriers since refining their rules, as a result, delta even banning all pit bull-type dogs. Alaska airlines saying they are heartbroken by this incident. Portland's airport now requires emotional support animals be kept in their carriers. David? Kayna, thank you.
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