Oh Fer Cryin Out Loud

Here’s the uncharming tale of an Army vet and his service dog:

A disabled U.S. Army veteran says he was told he could not enter a Texas Starbucks because of his service dog.

Yancy Baer traveled to Houston from San Antonio on behalf of the national organization Canine Companions for Independence, which helped pair Baer with service dog Verbena after Baer’s left leg was amputated from the knee down due to bone cancer, KHOU reported.

The cancer was discovered after a non-combat injury Baer suffered while serving in Iraq in 2009.

Baer got Verbena about 14 weeks ago, and traveled to San Antonio to share his story on behalf of the nonprofit Canine Companions.

He tried to go into a Starbucks on Memorial Drive when he was stopped by a store employee.

“A gentleman from Starbucks meets me at the door and says I can’t have her [Verbena] in the store,” Baer told KHOU.


If you see a dog with a blue vest and you don’t know enough to know that’s a service animal, then you don’t belong in the service industry. Either that or your employer has been negligent in training their employees.



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