Harker Heights resident Jackie Hollenbeck is seen with her service dog, Hersey, in front of her home Tuesday. Hollenbeck says she wants to educate area organizations and the public on proper service dog etiquette. Touching or distracting service dogs can put their handlers in danger, she said.
Hersey, a 7-year-old service dog, lies down in the front yard of his owner’s home Tuesday. While guards or staff members at a business can ask someone with a disability if their dog is a service animal, more in-depth questions can be a violation of rights, according to the federal government’s American with Disabilities Act website.
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:30 am
Updated: 10:27 am, Fri Sep 21, 2012.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
HARKER HEIGHTS — Jackie Hollenbeck is on a mission.
The 48-year-old legally blind and deaf Harker Heights resident says the entire U.S. Highway 190 corridor is uninformed when it comes to proper etiquette —and the laws — of service animals. It’s something Hollenbeck wants to change.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:30 am.
Updated: 10:27 am.