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Dog bite on Southwest flight prompts airline to review support animal policy

Bill Hethcock
American City Business Journals

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is reviewing its policies on service and emotional support animals after a dog reportedly bit a young girl on the forehead on one of its planes. Southwest (LUV) said that the support dog's teeth "scraped a child's forehead as the young passenger approached the animal, causing a minor injury,” on a flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday night, according to a report by ABC15 in Arizona. The dog was in the first row of seats when the girl approached it.