[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Question for any guide dog owners

Hi Julie,

I just read your post about printing outu the laws and keeping them on hand. I will definitely pass that info on to my friend. I think that sounds like a great idea. I don't know if she will, but since she's not one to make waves, a copy of the laws would speak for her.

Thanks again,
Natalie B.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Julie & Miss Mercy" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>
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Hi, Natalie, and you're absolutely right. He'd be laughing if she tried to
take him to court, I suppose, too...which she could have. <smile> Yes, she
would be within her rights to do whatever she had to do to get him to abide
by the law. Unfortunately, there have been cases, too, when the police
wouldn't touch the case with a ten-foot pole, but then, there have been
cases, too, where the police did basically tell the offending person that it
was the law and the dog couldn't be denied access, and even if the officer
didn't do anything, just hearing an officer say it is the law is often
enough to make most people back off. There are laws in every state, and you
can find them online. What your friend might do is to print out the laws for
her state on an index card and keep it with her. That way, she can show
whoever gives her any grief the laws for that state and it might at least
help convince them that there really is a law and they really are breaking
it. Take care.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Natalie B." <lemina007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:50 AM
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Thanks for all the responses to my question. I'll definitely pass the information along to my friend.

The one thing I didn't say in my first message is that my friend did say to
the cab driver that she would call the police, but the cab driver just
nervously laughed at her and told her she had no grounds for it. So this
would be untrue, would it not?


Well, fortunately, my friend did get this cab driver to take her. But it's a
sad, sad, thing when we have to threaten and bully people to comply with
federal laws.


Natalie B.

----- Original Message ----- From: solsticesinger
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Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:36 PM
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Guide dogs are permitted anywhere that the public is permitted. Of course,
the behavior of the dog must be controlled. If the dog is either disruptive
or destructive, the handler can be asked to leave. In your friend's
situation, she was well within her rights to have her dog accompany her, and
the driver could not have legally refused to transport the dog.


Shannon
solsticesinger25@xxxxxxxxxxx
----- Original Message ----- From: Natalie B.
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Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:09 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Question for any guide dog owners



Hello all,

   I have a question for anyone who owns a guide dog. I don't own a dog
myself, so am not aware of the pereimeters of the law.

A little background info first. Where I live we have a service here that
allows for the reservation of a van ride to all people with a legitimate
disability. With our service, when the van can't make it, or is running
behind in schedule, the company sends out a dispatch to a partnered cab
service. From there, the cab will be dispatched to pick up the person.


Well, a friend of mine who owns a cutey black lab was waiting for her
ride. A cab drove up and immediately began to make a fuss. He claimed that
he was fearful of dogs, and so on and so on. My friend is usually the most
amiable of people, but this day she got very upset by this driver's
attitude. He eventually took her to where she needed to go, but continued to
make a big deal out of it.


I would like to know, for my own personal information, about the extent
of the law when concerning where guide dogs can go. For example, with this
cab situation, could the driver have legally refused my friend? Is there any
situations where guide dogs can't be admitted?


Again, I don't own a guide dog, but I would really like to know. Most of
my friends that have dogs and have situations like this happen to them
choose to shrug it off and forget about it. They claim it's not worth the
hassle to pursue the matter.


   Thanks for anyone who can respond to my question.

   Natalie B.


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