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Restaurant Kicks Out Disabled Veteran And Service Dog

Courtesy: US Army
February 27, 2014

Another restaurant has kicked out a disabled veteran and service dog saying that dogs are not allowed in their establishment.  After serving 23 years in both the Army and Navy, Eryeh Ohayon relies on his service dog to detect moments when he has flashbacks from PTSD.  Earlier in the month, Starbucks got push back after kicked a disabled veteran out because of also having his service dog.


A disabled U.S. veteran says he was booted from a Thai restaurant in Houston because his service dog was not allowed to join him in the establishment.

Aryeh Ohayon, who served in the Army and Navy for a combined 23 years and suffers PTSD, said his service dog Bandit helps when he has flashbacks or becomes depressed, the KHOU 11 reported. But he claims that the restaurant would not allow him to stay with the dog.

The report points out that Texas passed a law that protects veterans with service dogs from being refused entry into public places. Ohayon says he was told the restaurant is considered a private entity and does not have to abide by the law.

Thai Spice Buffett II, the restaurant, said it is looking into the incident, the station reported. The manager told the station that he believes the entire incident was a misunderstanding.

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