Sadly, I have more to report on this whole business of the veteran and his service dog being kicked out of a Kernersville, NC restaurant last week. A local radio station, 1075 KZL, has decided to run a “spoof” about services dogs this morning on their Jared and Katie in the morning show. A civilian dog was shown in the below picture and the man, who has already suffered enough prior to this, and a mockery was made of both the man and the entire service dog industry. A foolish tactic on the part of the radio station, and a lax marketing department are to blame, I am sure.
To add more insult to injury the station posted this pic on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/1075WKZL/timeline and of course people being who they are have started the running of their mouths in complete ignorance of the disease and of service dogs in general. I am not sure that this is the type of publicity that this radio station would want, but it is surely what they are getting.
Now lets imagine for a moment the man at the start of this. A man that publically has said that he wants no part of boycotting businesses that have wronged him. A man so pure of nature and so pure of heart that he can not hold the businesses to blame for their owners actions. I can’t be that good of a person. But imagine the hurt this man must now feel being made a mockery of on public radio. Disgraceful if you asked me, that a man who served to help protect this country and to fight for our rights is being drug through crap for a radio station to gather listeners. Surely, there are better ways.
Service dogs for PTSD are valuable in saving not only their owners but the people around them. I would much rather a person be alerted to when he may experience a problem and that alert allow him to step out of the situation than for their to be mass casualty due to his not knowing there was immanent danger. I think this may be the part that know it alls are forgetting. PTSD can be dangerous, even fatal, and not just to the person that has it.
This radio station’s website is http://www.1075kzl.com/ their phone number is 1-800-682-1075 and their physical address is 192 E. Lewis Street Greensboro, NC. Have something to say to them? send them an email on their website, facebook, or call them, or write a letter. They must some how be held accountable to their error. I for one won’t be listening.
And to the Miller’s, I am terribly sorry that some people have no home training or manners.