Restaurant Apologizes to Vietnam Veteran Over Service Dog

When customers complained about a dog being in Mickey’s Café in North Carolina, owner Wendy Smith asked Vietnam veteran Lacy Miller and his service dog to leave. Now she’s apologizing, and explaining that she thought service dogs were only for people with physical disabilities. Miller’s dog helps him cope with his post-traumatic stress disorder. “I understand the law now,” Smith said. “And I sincerely apologize to Mr. Miller and his family and all the other people that I have offended in this situation.” Miller said he wants to use the experience to educate others about service dogs, and Mickey’s Café plans to donate at least $2,000 to Patriot Rovers, a local group that trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. — Read it at North Carolina’s Fox 8


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