Jeff Ward is a disabled vet who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. So he got himself a service animal: Wendy the cat.
And now, he's suing a gym for not letting him bring Wendy to accompany him:
Earlier this week Ward attempted to take Wendy to his new gym, Lifetime Fitness on RR 620. He said he was stopped by the general manager. "He came down and said they weren't going to accommodate my pet. I said she's not a pet she's a service animal. He refused to believe that, he laughed at me," Ward said. Ward did bring Wendy, on her leash and harness, to his initial tour of the facility when he joined the previous week.
Lifetime Fitness defends its manager's actions, saying Ward stormed out before they could come to an agreement. "Mr. Ward launched a verbal attack laden with profanity and demanded that his membership be cancelled," Lifetime Fitness Director of Corporate Communications Jason Thunstrom said.
Ward said he has yet to see a refund, but feels the principle is more important than the money. "I'm part of the first wave of guys returning, and I'm having to make sure the guys that come behind me don't have to deal with the problems I'm dealing with," Ward said.
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