Veteran with service dog asked to leave local business
My East Texas
By Nikki Diaz
Published 02/19 2016
TYLER, Texas (KETK)
An Army veteran with PTSD is voicing his concerns after he and his service dog were asked to leave a local business.
Veteran Gary Hamilton says he was diagnosed with PTSD in 2008.
He claims, per his psychiatrist recommendation and with help through army administration in Fort Knox, Kentucky, he received a service dog in 2012.
On February 10th, Hamilton says he was asked to leave Healthline Medical in Tyler because of his dog.
"An employee there come up to me and said we're not allowed to have dogs in here and I pointed out to her that, which he had his vest on, and I said, 'He's a service dog and here's the service he provides for me' and she says, 'Well, that doesn't apply to us here because we have respiratory equipment and we have oxygen in here.'"
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