Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Three Tour PTSD Veteran's Service Dog Not Welcomed at University North Texas?

Disabled veteran’s service dog kicked off UNT campus
CW33 News
APRIL 1, 2017
"I will risk my education, career to make sure this will not happen to another disabled veteran or disabled person." Tawan Throngkumpola
DENTON -- "This is probably the least disabled veteran friendly school in the nation right now," Tawan Throngkumpola told NewsFix.

Throngkumpola thought his toughest battles were behind him: three tours of duty, IED explosions, and even homelessness. Now, he's being told his service dog isn't allowed on campus at the University of North Texas, where he's a student.

"I kept reading, 'We're upholding these actions.' But no reason why," Throngkumpola said.

The letter came Friday at 5:01 p.m., closing the door on an appeal of a ruling from November. The original ban for his service dog, Cali, listed five incidents of her being aggressive but not actually harming other people.

Throngkumpola says it was out of nowhere, "We got blindsided that day."
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