Friends: I need a hand from everyone who cares about civil rights. I’m posting this horrific video so other people who use service dogs do not have to endure the treatment I was given.
Yesterday, when I went to my doctor’s office in a hospital in Upper Manhattan. I was denied access to the hospital building solely for having a service dog, donated to me through the generosity of Dogs4Warriors.
When I was told the dog can’t come in, I immediately used my iPhone to capture the entire incident and you won’ t believe what you’re going to see. Security called NYPD who I suspect they thought would remove me, but quite the opposite happened.
I was then given access after an NYPD officer told security (who claim to be sworn officers) that service dogs cannot be denied access, to a building.
4 Cops in total responded and were taken off the streets because 2 security guards lacked basic knowledge, and had to be taught a lesson from our men in blue. I was escorted to my appointment but it was too late. The next patient had arrived. I didn’t get the medical care I needed because security didn’t know the law. This disgusts me in so many ways. Especially as a 9-11 responder who like many lost their health from responding to the attacks on our homeland. It is beyond comprehension how sworn officers of NY State could lack the basic knowledge that service dogs must be permitted anywhere people are allowed, especially in a hospital. Please share.