above; James Glaser, Jack, and Henry
Marc (Sgt Mac's Bar Special Corespondent and Combat
Controller who happens to live in Oxford)
Get that F**king Fake Service Dog
Disabled war veteran kicked out
of Massachusetts diner for bringing in his service dog Jack
Air Force veteran James Glaser
has a service dog named Jack to help him
cope with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Though the
Americans with Disabilities Act allows service animals in restaurants,
Glaser claims a diner threw him and his Jack Russell out.
James Glaser, a
disabled Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD, was
kicked out of Big I's diner in Massachusetts for bringing in his
service dog, Jack.
This disabled Iraq
war veteran is barking mad.
Community Protests Restaurant That Kicked Out Veteran And His
The owner of a Massachusetts
restaurant thought that he knew what service dogs look like, and the
terrier in his dining didn’t fit the profile. “It
just looked like a regular mutt,” he told a reporter. Not
like the guide dogs for the blind or alert dogs for the deaf that most
people picture when they hear the words “service
dog.” He threw the dog and his owner out of the restaurant,
prompting boycotts and howls of protest.
may have sworn at him,” the diner owner says. According to
the customer, what he actually said was “Get that f-ing fake
service dog out of my restaurant.” The community rose up to
defend the terrier and his owner, who happens to be an Iraq veteran
with two decades of service in the Air Force. The dog helps him with
post-traumatic stress disorder, and had been trained by a group that
trains veterans’ existing pets or shelter dogs to serve as
Glasser, an Iraq war veteran is claiming that he feels
“belittled” after he and his dog — a
certified canine that helps him
battle post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — were not
a local restaurant.
Ireland is the man who owns the
diner in question, called Big I’s. The veteran claims that
publicly embarrassed him and subsequently turned him away from the
establishment, citing his dog, Jack, as the reason for the banishment.
three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier is trained to help Glasser
through the night terrors and nightmares he experiences as a result of
his military service.
when the veteran recently turned up at Big I’s with his dog
and wife, he was in for a surprise.
just got into the restaurant and I ‘hear get that f**king
service dog out of my restaurant,’” the veteran
NECN-TV. “I’ve never felt so belittled in his
Ireland apparently felt that it was unsanitary for Jack to be brought
in without a harness or muzzle (although Glasser claims the dog had a
leash). By Ireland’s account, the dog ate from
plate as well — something that the owner felt was especially
with the media, Ireland said that, at first, he did not believe that
the dog was being used to assist the man with a medical problem and he
recognized that he overreacted, telling NECN-TV that he wishes he would
have handled the situation better.
“I didn’t say anything last time he was in, so it
partially my fault. I admit this, I overreacted, granted, I’m
only human,” Ireland said, despite defending his decision not
want the dog and his master at the restaurant.
a rally of
motorcycles and service dogs planned for this weekend, and the
restaurant owner now admits that he simply didn’t know what
the dog’s job was or what he was trained to do.
| Oxford diner owner apologizes for
turning away veteran, service dog
Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) — The owner of Big I's diner in
apologized in front of hundreds of people Saturday for turning away an
Iraq war veteran and service dog from his restaurant.
James Glaser, the
was turned away, attended the rally with his dog, Jack. A week after
the confrontation that sparked a firestorm, Glaser and Russell Ireland
are at peace. The two hugged and stood as a united front Saturday,
exactly one week after the two had a run-in at the diner.
It was last
Ireland booted Glaser and Jack out of the restaurant. Glaser, who
served 21 years in the Air Force, suffers from severe post-traumatic
stress disorder and takes Jack everywhere with him. He told FOX 25
earlier this week that Jack is trained to calm him down anytime he has
veterans showed up at Greenbriar Park in Oxford for a PTSD awareness
rally. It was there Ireland apologized for kicking Glaser and Jack out.
"I stand here in
front of you embarrassed, ashamed, and I just ask for some forgiveness,
that's all," Ireland said.
Ireland said he
wasn't educated about PTSD and overreacted.
"I never realized
what a mistake
I made," he said. "The information about post-traumatic stress and the
situation of these vets needs to be addressed. Education needs to be
brought out about this so people will know how to react."
Now, both Glaser
and Ireland say
they want to use this as a learning experience to teach others about
PTSD and the rights of those with service dogs.
"I would like to do
can to educate other people about this problem and I'm going to start
with my staff in my own restaurant," said Ireland.
book, we've already
succeeded," said Glaser. "We've gotten one business to change their
mind on PTSD and he's gonna pass it on."
GOOD LUCK TO JAMES & JACK...........
Special Thanks to Henry
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