Virginia Restaurant Turns Away War Vet Because of Service Dog

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Village Café in Centreville refused to seat a disabled war veteran because he showed up with his service dog, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. When the vet and his wife explained that their dog wasn’t a regular pet, they were told to sit outside — but no tables and chairs were set up. The owner of Village Café is claiming that he didn’t understand the situation, but is “really sorry for what happened.” According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the vet, his wife, and, crucially, his dog have accepted the apology. Even better: Village Café will donate to a charity that benefits service dogs. The pup should get a gift basket, too. [Fox]