Originally Posted by fastfwd
I know of no place in the USA where it is legal in public to let a dog run loose,therefore they would be responsible to pay for said plane
Hmm. I know plenty of places but I'm way down in Dixie so maybe it's different. For example I take my dog to the beach all the time. We have designated no animal beaches but where I go its kosher to take them and let them run. I consider it common courtesy to keep my dog under control so if I feel there's a situation coming where I can't control her by voice command alone I'll put a lead on her but its not required by law.
To the OP, sorry to hear about your plane. That sucks.