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Disabled Veteran Asked To Leave Loves Park Restaurant

A Machesney Park veteran was asked to leave a Loves Park restaurant and never return if she had her service dog with her. Was it an understandable request or were her rights disregarded?

Tammy Nelson is a disabled veteran with PTSD. She’s also the proud owner of a service dog named Woody. Woody is a legit service dog and Tammy has taken him everywhere she goes and has never had a problem until this past weekend. She was kicked out of Waffle Shop Family Restaurant in Loves Park and asked not to come back if she had her service dog with her. Residents and the restaurant are responding to news of this incident.

Her husband Mike shared the experience on Facebook noting the staff didn’t honor her rights as an owner of a legal service dog which allows services dogs in just about all public areas, including restaurants, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Waffle Shop’s Facebook page has had reaction from patrons both for and against Tammy’s story.

Christine completely disagrees with the alledged actions.

Debbie was unhappy, too.

Another person came to the defense of the popular breakfast spot,

An admin on Waffle Shop’s Facebook page left this status after WIFR reported this story,

Specific details on why Tammy was asked to leave and not return with her service dog Woody have yet to be shared. There are always two sides to every story but this one has a hard argument for Waffle Shop. Share your thoughts in a comment.


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