Woman Forced Off Plane After Bringing Squirrel as Her Emotional Support Animal

Woman Forced Off Plane After Bringing Squirrel as Her Emotional Support Animal

Woman Forced Off Plane After Bringing Squirrel as Her Emotional Support Animal

Frontier says emotional support animals are allowed but, that doesn't include rodents.

Cindy Torok and her emotional-support squirrel, named Daisy, boarded the Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando to Cleveland earlier this week.

The airline later said in a statement that the woman had, in fairness, told them in advance that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her.

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The flyer told the US -based airline before she arrived at the airport that she would be bringing the animal but when they realised it was a squirrel they refused to let her on the plane. The woman refused to get off the flight, Frontier said, and Orlando police stepped in. Left with no other options, the airline workers alerted the Orlando police, who forcibly removed from the flight.

One passenger was quick to post a video of the woman being taken off the plane in a wheelchair, as she flashes her middle finger at people clapping for her removal.

People were outraged that the peacock was refused to board the aircraft because he didn't "meet the guidelines for an emotional support animal".

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"Frontier will allow cats and dogs as emotional support animals", the company said. According to Dr Christine Rhodes, a lecturer in health and social care at the University of Derby, having emotional support animals around is linked to "decreased depression" and "the reduction of high blood pressure and poor cardiovascular health in adults, through the release of the body's natural endorphins". But Schaper quotes United as saying it has seen a 75 percent year-over-year increase in the number of customers bringing emotional support animals onboard. She said she was told it would be allowed if the squirrel was in a pet carrier and she had the appropriate note from her mother's doctor, WKMG reports.

In an interview with CBS affiliate WKMG, Monica called the incident "just heartbreaking". "You will not take my baby from me'". However, she didn't mention that said animal was a squirrel, which is specifically banned by the company. "We got to fight for your rights".

The woman boarded the plane but cabin crew soon found out that she was traveling with a squirrel.

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