Delta has announced restrictions on support animals on their flights, according to the AJC.
Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10.
Delta said the latest policy changes are due to “growing safety concerns” after two employees were bitten by a passenger’s emotional support animal last week.
Delta said when the new policy takes effect it will no longer accept “pit bull type dogs” as service or support animals.
“Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders and more,” Delta said. “Ignoring the true intent of existing rules governing the transport of service and support animals can be a disservice to customers who have real and documented needs.”
Ever wanted a pet, but not the long-term commitment? Already have a pet, but could make room for another for a few weeks? Considering a pet, but not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? Then LifeLine Animal Project wants you to become a temporary foster parent for two weeks! LifeLine is currently caring for more than 1,000 animals at the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters they manage, and is seeking 50 foster homes to help alleviate the stress that large number of animals place on the shelters. LifeLine will supply all of the pet’s supplies and support. You simply provide the love! Whether you’re looking to foster a cute kitten, a playmate for your dog or a mellow senior dog or cat, there is a shelter pet that will fit your lifestyle.
According to LifeLine Public Relations Director Karen Hirsch, getting 50 pets into foster homes has a big impact on the shelters.
“There are numerous benefits in having many animals go into foster homes at once. It frees up space, allowing us to focus on placing fewer animals into loving homes or with rescue groups,” she says. “It also gives animals a break from the shelter, while exposing them to more potential adopters. And when the animals are brought back to us, we gain valuable insights into their personalities from the foster parents that we can share with potential adopters. Additionally, the foster parents often request to foster the pets longer or even forever.”
If you’re interested in fostering a pet for two weeks, please drop by LifeLine’s Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street in Avondale Estates, DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee, or Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW in Atlanta, on Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’d rather adopt, LifeLine is running a Pick Your Price promotion throughout June, where you name the price for your adopted pet at all of LifeLine’s shelters! For shelter hours or more information, please visit LifeLineAnimal.org/shelters.
June is a young female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from All About Animals Rescue in Macon, GA. June is very affectionate and loves tennis balls.