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Friday, October 23, 2009

Debby Rose's Monkey is Not a Service Animal

Remember the Springfield woman who claimed she couldn't leave home without her service monkey?

Debby Rose may have to make some changes in her lifestyle.

Joy Robertson brought you Rose's story in a 'Personal Portrait' just over a year ago.

Rose was upset about a letter from the Springfield Greene County Health Department, barring her from bringing her service monkey Richard into establishments that serve food.

In turn she filed suit against the Department, Wal-Mart and Cox Health Systems alleging discrimination.

She claims Richard helps her cope with her anxiety disorder.

But yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Richard Dorr ruled that the monkey does not qualify as a service animal, rather he gives Rose comfort as a pet.

He adds that Rose lived with her disorder for several years with no medication or service animal, and that her condition doesn't qualify as a disability under the ADA.

Rose could not be reached for comment.

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