Injury required 5 stitches to close. https://www.usatoday.com/story/trav...og-dallas-north-carolina-stitches/1808632001/ I've said for some time that there needs to be some way of verifying pet status. When I was still flying I overheard a woman in concourse at DFW ask a companion if she didn't get tired of paying that $125 fee (I think it's more now) for taking her dog on the plane. The companion replied, "Oh I don't pay the fee. My doctor will write me a statement for anything I want; so, he gives me supporting statements for my "emotional support dog" and the airline can't charge me anything."