ROCHESTER, Minn. - In a statement on their website, Delta Airlines announced they are making changes to their service and support animal policy.
Beginning July 10, pit bull-type breed dogs, even if they are service or support animals, will not be allowed on Delta airplanes.
Rochester resident Alex Senst owns a staffordshire terrier named Pudge. Staffordshires fall into the pit bull breed category and under this new rule, Pudge and other dogs like him won't be allowed on Delta planes.
Senst disagrees with the company's new policy. "They are very muscular and strong but they are very gentle if they are trained that way, and they're not naturally violent in any way," he explains.
Under the new rule, the airline is also limiting flyers to one service or support animal.