Pursuit: an emotional support dog mauls a 5-year-old girl at Portland Airport


Gabriella Gonzalez was seriously injured in the face during the attack. (Courtesy of Chad Stavley via FOX News)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The mother of a 5-year-old girl, victim of a pit bull at Portland International Airport, has initiated a lawsuit in the amount of 1, $ 1 million against Portland Harbor for allegedly letting in a dangerous "emotional assistance animal" in the airport. carrier.

According to the Oregonian agency, the complaint filed by Mirna Gonzalez lists two other defendants: the owner of the dog, Michelle Brannan, and Alaska Airlines.

The lawsuit says that Brannan should have known that his dog had "vicious inclinations".

The lawsuit alleges that the airline is responsible for causing Brannan to bring a dangerous dog into the waiting room where the attack occurred while the dog was not an animal. of service trained and that he was not properly locked up.

"Following this incident, Gabriella Gonzalez was injured in the muscles, tendons, bones, nerves and soft tissues of the face, eyes, eyelids, tear ducts and lips, as well as emotional trauma. "Says the trial.

Brannan could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Alaska Airlines declined to comment, citing a pending litigation.

Port of Portland spokeswoman Kama Simonds declined to comment on the details of the case.

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