Saturday, September 22, 2012

School Demands Proof of Service Dog

North Idaho College refused to allow a man use his service dog on campus until he proved it was really a service dog, according to a complaint he has filed against the school. Anthony Cruz suffers from spinal stenosis and diabetes and says his dog alerts him if his blood pressure drops too low. Cruz wants to study to become a paralegal, but The school, which maintains it is working within ADA law, declared his dog was a companion animal and that it could not attend class with him. Since Cruz missed the first meeting day, he was dropped from the class, forcing him to withdraw from the college.