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Rider says Metro showed 'absolutely no compassion' for him and his service dog - Source Washington post

Posted on Oct 19,2015
Filed Under Pets , Community,

Ryan Honick and his dog Pico. (Courtesy of Ryan Honick.)

Source Washington post

By Faiz Siddiqui

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - In the year they’ve been together, Ryan Honick and his service dog Pico have become extensions of one another. The 3-year-old Labrador retriever opens doors and drawers and flips light switches. Out in public, they’re never far apart: Honick rolling down the sidewalk in his wheelchair, Pico scampering along beside him on a four-foot leash.

Monday, they were returning home from an afternoon playing catch at Gold’s Gym in D.C. when they were met with an unexpected hitch.

At the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station, Honick, 29, of Alexandria, asked a Metro employee if she could open the emergency exit so Pico could walk through. The employee refused, directing him toward the wide fare gate compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The employee said she was following Metro policy.

Source Washington post

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