Woman with an 'emotional support' squirrel forced off plane

Lloyd Doyle
October 14, 2018

According to CBS News, the woman informed Frontier Airlines that she was bringing an emotional support animal when booking a flight from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland, Ohio. When she refused, all of the passengers were evacuated and police were called to escort Torok off.

Frontier, however, stated Tuesday that Torok only noted in her reservation that she would be boarding with an emotional support animal and did not indicate that it would be a squirrel, which is not allowed onboard, per a statement obtained by Fox 8. "We took off and I didn't have her with me".

Monica said she is "upset and angry the way it had to happen".

Torok was able to catch a flight to Cleveland the next day but she had to do it without her squirrel.

Because flying is an absolutely terrifying experience for a lot of people, emotional support animals are permitted on most USA airlines - but after a couple of, well, quite disturbing incidents, they've had to be pretty careful about which animals they allow to fly in the cabin.

In an interview with WJW, Torok lamented the way the airline handled the incident and said she plans to hire a lawyer.


"I will own a big portion of this airline", Torok told Fox 8 Cleveland.

"They were wrong for the way they treated my mom", said Monica Torok, the daughter or Cindy Torok. They applauded when Torok was finally taken away in a wheelchair by police. "I'm going for blood". I'm going all the way. "I am contacting an attorney".

In January 2018, United Airlines made headlines for refusing to allow a woman to travel with her emotional support peacock.

But really, this squirrel isn't even the most unexpected "emotional support" animal we've come across. The story sparked debate over what types of animals should be allowed aboard commercial planes, as well as suggestions that some passengers might be abusing the system.

Some airlines now require doctor's notes from passengers traveling with comfort animals, along with advanced notification and the animal's vaccination records.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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