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Judge: Woman's monkey not a service animal
upi ^ | Oct. 23, 2009

Posted on 10/24/2009 12:01:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A Missouri woman whose monkey was denied status as a service animal said having to leave the pet at home will restrict her activities.

Debby Rose of Springfield said a federal judge rejected her lawsuit against the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, CoxHealth and Wal-Mart East for failing to recognize her Bonnet Macaque monkey, Richard, as a service animal, The (Springfield, Mo.) News-Leader reported Friday.

"It's devastating; it's devastating," said Rose, who purchased the monkey in 2004. "I feel like I'm discriminated against in Greene County. What can I say?"

Rose said in her suit that she suffers from agoraphobia and anxiety. However, Judge Richard Dorr said in his ruling that Rose has been married three times, has six children, worked several jobs and moved in and out of the state several times. He said she was not diagnosed with her conditions until 2006, two years after she obtained the monkey.

The lawsuit claimed Richard qualified as a service animal because his actions had the effect of "breaking the spell" and " breaking off the focus." However, Dorr ruled the monkey's activities did not address any disabilities Rose might have.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: monkey; ruling; serviceanimal; workingdogs


1 posted on 10/24/2009 12:01:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Wait a second, my chihuahua Fidel is a service animal. I have to say that to get him into my office building.


2 posted on 10/24/2009 12:02:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JoeProBono
Damn, and here I had my Service Monkeys all trained and everything,


3 posted on 10/24/2009 12:03:48 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: JoeProBono
"I feel like I'm discriminated against in Greene County."

Her statement is racist. I think.

4 posted on 10/24/2009 12:05:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Service dog in akshun:


5 posted on 10/24/2009 12:06:18 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JoeProBono
Touch my monkey! Love him!”
6 posted on 10/24/2009 12:07:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: JoeProBono
"Service animal" has a creepy sound.

We prefer more politically correct synomyms like "assistance animals", "assist animals", "support animals" or "helper animals."

7 posted on 10/24/2009 12:08:08 PM PDT by x
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To: JoeProBono

you say her monkey doesn’t do service?


8 posted on 10/24/2009 12:08:36 PM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: ken21

Did the judge ask to see her monkey to decide?


9 posted on 10/24/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: JoeProBono
...What can I say?"

You can say "I'm a duplicitous moron."

10 posted on 10/24/2009 12:17:22 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JoeProBono
Rose said in her suit that she suffers from agoraphobia and anxiety.

On a related note, this woman reminds me of my brother's wife. Her and her entire family have all been diagnosed with dubious afflictions that prevent them from holding jobs but have no impact on their ability to sit around all day smoking weed while waiting for their disability checks to arrive.

11 posted on 10/24/2009 12:19:13 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: JoeProBono
HOMER HAD ONE
Didn't work out too well for anyone involved.
12 posted on 10/24/2009 12:26:02 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: dog breath

Missouri is the `Show Me’ state, so I’m guessing he did.


13 posted on 10/24/2009 12:30:07 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: JoeProBono

I saw this documentary on TV. She seemed normal...except for the monkey on her back.


14 posted on 10/24/2009 12:44:49 PM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: LegendHasIt

Like the lady who’s monkey ripped off the face of the neighbor, all she had to do was be as brave as her and say “Yes, the monkey serviced me regularly.”


15 posted on 10/24/2009 12:46:08 PM PDT by Your6
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To: JoeProBono

“Bad monkey! Bad!”

“You are so getting spanked when we get home!”

I wonder if she’s ever had to spank her monkey for being bad?

:-P


16 posted on 10/24/2009 12:47:06 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: BunnySlippers

17 posted on 10/24/2009 12:53:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: FormerACLUmember
http://www.crystalinks.com/2001monkey.jpg

18 posted on 10/24/2009 12:58:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Unemployment rises above 10% nationally as Obama stimulus plan fails.

Mr. Monkey finds few opportunities in the help wanted section after his unfair termination from the service sector.

19 posted on 10/24/2009 1:01:09 PM PDT by ricks_place (rnment)
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20 posted on 10/24/2009 1:11:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
" I've heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabardo has a pet prawn called 'Simon'--you wouldn't call him a looney..."
21 posted on 10/24/2009 1:21:22 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: JoeProBono


22 posted on 10/24/2009 1:21:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: x

What’s sad is that I remember those adverts.


23 posted on 10/24/2009 1:24:53 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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24 posted on 10/24/2009 1:34:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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25 posted on 10/24/2009 1:43:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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26 posted on 10/24/2009 3:11:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: JoeProBono

At this news, was the monkey shocked?


27 posted on 10/24/2009 3:15:28 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: x

Now we have screaming herds of feral monkeys in Miami causing great mischief.

They are probably the descendants of those $18.95 Darling Pet Monkeys in the ad!


28 posted on 10/24/2009 6:37:08 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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29 posted on 10/24/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: JoeProBono

The monkey’s name is Dick?


30 posted on 10/24/2009 9:46:04 PM PDT by goseminoles
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32 posted on 10/24/2009 10:03:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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33 posted on 10/24/2009 10:08:51 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Daffynition

YEAH!

That’s what I mean


34 posted on 10/24/2009 10:18:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
My personal trainer is working overtime.


35 posted on 10/24/2009 10:27:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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36 posted on 10/24/2009 10:38:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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37 posted on 10/24/2009 11:09:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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38 posted on 10/24/2009 11:18:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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39 posted on 10/25/2009 2:46:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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