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Man With Service Dog Denied Entry To Senate

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

A central Texas man is looking for an apology this morning after being denied access to the senate gallery.

Army veteran Robert Ragels says troopers wouldn't let him in Monday because of his service dog "Piggy."

Eventually a senate staffer helped Ragels get inside, but the New Braunfels resident says that's not good enough.

"Where the laws are passed where the law was passed to protect people like me, that's where I was discriminated against", stated Ragels.

According to the governors website, a new Texas law should extend access to service dogs, but that law does not go into effect until September.

However, under federal law, service animals are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where the public is normally allowed to go.

Man With Service Dog Denied Entry To Senate


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