Rock Hill man questions Wal-Mart's service dog policy

- Georgia isn't just any pet.. 

"If i don't get to a doctor and get an alert I could die from it," said Eric 

Georgia's been Eric's service dog since 2009 due to his risk of seizures, and after a recent trip to an area Rock Hill Walmart he was told he could no longer have his dachshund placed in the shopping cart..

"It's disappointing. It limits my ability to shop," he added. 

Eric who did not want to use his last name says he understands concerns about cleanliness but feels the corporation is singling out service animals.. 

Walmart issued a statement saying in part:

We're committed to providing a safe shopping experience for those shoppers and associates relying on assistance from service animals. To help provide guidance, we base our store policies on the rules provided by the ADA. Out of respect to others and to help ensure the safety and freshness of our merchandise, we politely ask that owners refrain from putting their pets in shopping carts," said a Walmart spokesperson. 

As for how Eric and Georgia will have to modify their next trip to the store remains to be seen.

 

 
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