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(WCYB News 5)   News: A Farkette has been forced out of a store because she has a service dog. Fark: The store was Goodwill Inc., an organization that claims to champion the disabled   (wcyb.com) divider line 759
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2012-06-12 01:20:25 PM
"About a month ago my husband and I went to the Goodwill, and we were approached by their supervisor and were told that we had to leave or show certification or documentation for the dog," said Holowka.

If you don't want to sue all of Goodwill, you should at least get a resignation from that genius supervisor.

It's very, very easy to differentiate between a working dog and a pet even if the working animal isn't otherwise marked.
 
2012-06-12 01:39:18 PM
They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

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2012-06-12 01:41:22 PM
Federal law does not require folks to show proof an animal is a service dog.
State Representative Jon Lundberg says places are not allowed to ask.



Stick a fork in 'em.
 
2012-06-12 01:42:21 PM
Goodwill is almost as big a scam as Salvation Army
 
2012-06-12 01:44:37 PM

sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]


What is wrong with that dog's leg?
 
2012-06-12 01:45:21 PM

sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]


Awww, and he's (she?) so cuuuuute.
 
2012-06-12 01:45:32 PM
Having worked for Goodwill (yes, really), I'm not surprised. Ignorance is a virtue in that company, and the consistent preaching of prosperity gospel to the homeless (in a battered women's shelter nonetheless) just had me sick.

And, most of the money earned through those stores gets shuffled up to administration and the United Way lobbying projects. (The network was completely unsecured and after pointing it out to HR, I was told to not worry about it because it was "unhackable". The result was that I read EVERYTHING the program director read for almost a year - grant applications, revenue projections, HR issues, and directives from above)

Let the bastards burn.
 
2012-06-12 01:47:29 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The network was completely unsecured and after pointing it out to HR, I was told to not worry about it because it was "unhackable"


Nothing inspires black-hat hackers more than someone using the term 'unhackable.'
 
2012-06-12 01:50:11 PM
This is BS.
 
2012-06-12 01:50:57 PM
I've known several people in the past that have worked there that have told me the employees at a particular store sorted through the stuff as it was brought in and made arrangements to either have it sold to them at a discount or just outright steal it before it hit the shelves. Most of it was resold at yard sales.

I'd never drop anything off at a goodwill and I'd never buy there either. I'm sure the other stores like it have similar problems, but I'd rather donate to AmVets.
 
2012-06-12 01:52:13 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: It's very, very easy to differentiate between a working dog and a pet even if the working animal isn't otherwise marked.


How?
 
2012-06-12 01:52:42 PM

Cythraul: Nothing inspires black-hat hackers more than someone using the term 'unhackable.'


You can't hack an insecure network.
 
2012-06-12 01:54:13 PM

James!: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

What is wrong with that dog's leg?


It needs its own service dog :(
 
2012-06-12 01:54:46 PM

James!: What is wrong with that dog's leg?


Prolly a Bassett Hound mix.. They have funky front leg joints..
 
2012-06-12 01:55:20 PM
On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.
 
2012-06-12 01:56:26 PM
Jeez, that sucks.

Richard Freckle: I've known several people in the past that have worked there that have told me the employees at a particular store sorted through the stuff as it was brought in and made arrangements to either have it sold to them at a discount or just outright steal it before it hit the shelves. Most of it was resold at yard sales.

I'd never drop anything off at a goodwill and I'd never buy there either. I'm sure the other stores like it have similar problems, but I'd rather donate to AmVets.


I donated lotsa stuff to Goodwill earlier this year...now I feel like crap. :(

/will check out AmVets in the future
 
2012-06-12 01:56:32 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Having worked for Goodwill (yes, really), I'm not surprised. Ignorance is a virtue in that company, and the consistent preaching of prosperity gospel to the homeless (in a battered women's shelter nonetheless) just had me sick.

And, most of the money earned through those stores gets shuffled up to administration and the United Way lobbying projects. (The network was completely unsecured and after pointing it out to HR, I was told to not worry about it because it was "unhackable". The result was that I read EVERYTHING the program director read for almost a year - grant applications, revenue projections, HR issues, and directives from above)

Let the bastards burn.


Goodwill rocks. You can take your worthless stuff to them, offload it and reduce your tax burden in the process.
 
2012-06-12 01:56:46 PM

dramboxf: Cythraul: Nothing inspires black-hat hackers more than someone using the term 'unhackable.'

You can't hack an insecure network.


True.
 
2012-06-12 01:57:46 PM

Calmamity: On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.


Actually that was changed last year. Only dogs and miniature horses qualify now. And they have to specifically trained for assistance.
 
2012-06-12 01:57:56 PM

sweetmelissa31: James!: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

What is wrong with that dog's leg?

It needs its own service dog :(


and we have a winner
 
2012-06-12 01:58:33 PM

Calmamity: On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.


Assholes ruin everything. Make the requirements looser so discrimination like this doesn't happen, and some selfish asshole will exploit it.
 
2012-06-12 01:59:08 PM

palladiate: Calmamity: On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.

Actually that was changed last year. Only dogs and miniature horses qualify now. And they have to specifically trained for assistance.


This is bad news...for my helper monkey.
 
2012-06-12 02:00:13 PM

sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]


you call that a service animal? I guess that's ok if you're like poor or something

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 02:01:25 PM

palladiate: Calmamity: On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.

Actually that was changed last year. Only dogs and miniature horses qualify now. And they have to specifically trained for assistance.


They can train the snake to stay really still and use it as a cane.
 
2012-06-12 02:03:37 PM

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

you call that a service animal? I guess that's ok if you're like poor or something

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Reminds of:
blog.stevienova.com
 
2012-06-12 02:04:13 PM
why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?
 
2012-06-12 02:04:30 PM

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

you call that a service animal? I guess that's ok if you're like poor or something

[img.photobucket.com image 640x480]


He looks like Jake the Dog.
 
2012-06-12 02:04:45 PM
So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?
 
2012-06-12 02:07:14 PM
What's the big deal with bringing your dog into the store to begin with?
 
2012-06-12 02:07:36 PM

Jackson Herring: you call that a service animal? I guess that's ok if you're like poor or something

img.photobucket.com


Whatever, my service animal always takes me and my red headed son where we need to be

img.ezinemark.com
 
2012-06-12 02:07:50 PM

netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?


what if the dog shiats or pisses on the stores floor. Is the disabled person required to clean it up? What if the dog bites some one? Is the person liable for the dogs actions?
 
2012-06-12 02:08:44 PM

Diogenes: He looks like Jake the Dog.


oh my god and he even has the same super power
 
2012-06-12 02:09:14 PM

houndoggie: why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?


netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?


Just guessing, but I would say that challenging the validity of the assistant would be akin to challenging the handicap. Which would be discriminatory. But I agree that it seems excessively broad.
 
2012-06-12 02:09:38 PM
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Doze yo doeg biyet?
 
2012-06-12 02:10:52 PM

sweetmelissa31: Whatever, my service animal always takes me and my red headed son where we need to be


by which you mean you literally ride him
 
2012-06-12 02:11:33 PM

houndoggie: why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?


Because there is no governing body... there are schools that can issue tags, you can even buy them off the internet. So, they mean nothing.

Also: Because Federal Law prohibits it.
 
2012-06-12 02:12:24 PM

Diogenes: This is bad news...for my helper monkey


I will pray for Mojo
 
2012-06-12 02:13:15 PM

Diogenes: houndoggie: why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?

netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?

Just guessing, but I would say that challenging the validity of the assistant would be akin to challenging the handicap. Which would be discriminatory. But I agree that it seems excessively broad.


handicapped people are required to hang tags or have handicap plates to allow them to park in the handicap spots (while making handicapped faces). I see no difference in having the service dog have a scarf or vest that designates its role.
 
2012-06-12 02:13:15 PM

Jackson Herring: you call that a service animal? I guess that's ok if you're like poor or something


Why are posting picture of a malnourished Pug?
 
2012-06-12 02:14:22 PM

sweetmelissa31: Whatever, my service animal always takes me and my red headed son where we need to be


Seriously though everyone in that picture is SO FAT. It's like America dot jpeg
 
2012-06-12 02:14:45 PM

Richard Freckle: I've known several people in the past that have worked there that have told me the employees at a particular store sorted through the stuff as it was brought in and made arrangements to either have it sold to them at a discount or just outright steal it before it hit the shelves. Most of it was resold at yard sales.

I'd never drop anything off at a goodwill and I'd never buy there either. I'm sure the other stores like it have similar problems, but I'd rather donate to AmVets.


Yup, membership has it's privileges...
 
2012-06-12 02:21:55 PM

houndoggie: netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?

what if the dog shiats or pisses on the stores floor. Is the disabled person required to clean it up? What if the dog bites some one? Is the person liable for the dogs actions?


"oh i really wish i could clean it up, but part of my disability is a severe allergy to dog piss and sh*t. would you do me a solid and clean that up for me, thaaaaaanks."
 
2012-06-12 02:24:02 PM

Diogenes: palladiate: Calmamity: On the other hand, I spoke to a blind woman once who told me that there are no real rules about what is and isn't a service animal, so if you have-- for example-- debilitating obesity you can fill out the paperwork claiming that your boa constrictor is your service animal and voila! It is.

It pissed my blind friend off that pretty much anyone can get anything designated a service animal.

Actually that was changed last year. Only dogs and miniature horses qualify now. And they have to specifically trained for assistance.

This is bad news...for my helper monkey.


I got rid of my helper monkey last October. It was an expensive divorce, but quick. Been auditioning a few candidates of late.
 
2012-06-12 02:24:56 PM

houndoggie: Diogenes: houndoggie: why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?

netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?

Just guessing, but I would say that challenging the validity of the assistant would be akin to challenging the handicap. Which would be discriminatory. But I agree that it seems excessively broad.

handicapped people are required to hang tags or have handicap plates to allow them to park in the handicap spots (while making handicapped faces). I see no difference in having the service dog have a scarf or vest that designates its role.


I'm not arguing one way or the other. Just offering a possible rationale.

Auto tags may be a bit different in that, if abused, excludes the handicapped from something intended for them. Different scenario altogether.

But that then makes me think of pet tags. If you take your pet out in public, aren't you required to have a license tag for them regardless of whether it's a service animal? So why not just add a blurb or code on the tag that says "service animal"? That doesn't sound unreasonable to me.
 
2012-06-12 02:26:52 PM
She probably got kicked out of the store because of what she was wearing.

"What, did a blind person pick out those clothes for you?"

Good thing she can't read this.
 
2012-06-12 02:29:08 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: It's very, very easy to differentiate between a working dog and a pet even if the working animal isn't otherwise marked.


Yeah it's pretty obvious, AND who in the world would fake such a thing just to get to take their dog into a store?
 
2012-06-12 02:30:09 PM

sweetmelissa31: James!: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

What is wrong with that dog's leg?

It needs its own service dog :(


img826.imageshack.us

They can help each other. They can do it!
 
2012-06-12 02:31:07 PM

cowgirl toffee: sweetmelissa31: James!: sweetmelissa31: They were suspicious because my service dog was a little on the hefty side

[24.media.tumblr.com image 432x425]

What is wrong with that dog's leg?

It needs its own service dog :(

[img826.imageshack.us image 280x180]

They can help each other. They can do it!


i never really knew what people meant when they said they had a toy poodle. thanks for the clarification
 
2012-06-12 02:35:11 PM

Diogenes: houndoggie: Diogenes: houndoggie: why can't the store ask for proof of the dog's service?

netizencain: So I can just walk around with a dog, call it a service dog and no one can ever challenge me?

Just guessing, but I would say that challenging the validity of the assistant would be akin to challenging the handicap. Which would be discriminatory. But I agree that it seems excessively broad.

handicapped people are required to hang tags or have handicap plates to allow them to park in the handicap spots (while making handicapped faces). I see no difference in having the service dog have a scarf or vest that designates its role.

I'm not arguing one way or the other. Just offering a possible rationale.

Auto tags may be a bit different in that, if abused, excludes the handicapped from something intended for them. Different scenario altogether.

But that then makes me think of pet tags. If you take your pet out in public, aren't you required to have a license tag for them regardless of whether it's a service animal? So why not just add a blurb or code on the tag that says "service animal"? That doesn't sound unreasonable to me.


I've not thought much on this topic so I am just sounding it out on this Fark thread. My questions are questions, not meant to be questioning.

But yes, I agree that is reasonable and would prevent a lot of confusion.
 
2012-06-12 02:35:18 PM

nekom: The My Little Pony Killer: It's very, very easy to differentiate between a working dog and a pet even if the working animal isn't otherwise marked.

Yeah it's pretty obvious, AND who in the world would fake such a thing just to get to take their dog into a store?


Umm a hell of a lot of people, especially those that think their pet is their kid and is therefore allowed everywhere they are.
 
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