Kathy’s Crab House To Sponsor Fundraiser For Veterans And Service Animals After Video Goes Viral

Kathy’s Crab House & Family Restaurant in Delaware City announced that they will sponsoring a fundraising effort for veterans and service animals thru the Montana Wounded Warriors. The restaurant said they would like to take what may have been perceived as a negative incident and turn this into a positive opportunity.

The incident the restaurant is referring to was captured on video. The video shows two customers and staff members arguing over a Veteran’s service dog.  The video was posted on Sunday and has since gone viral, the original post receiving almost 500,000.

We would like to express at this time how sorry we are over the embarrassing turn of events that occurred earlier this week in our restaurant, here in Delaware City.
It is unfortunate that some of the public are not familiar with federal regulations regarding service animals, which, in fact, do permit service animals into establishments such as grocery stores, public buildings and restaurants, giving aid and comfort to their masters in their time of need.

That being said, we would like to take what may have been perceived as a negative incident and turn this into a positive opportunity, by educating and enlightening the public about the role of service animals and how they help and serve many returning veterans who have suffered serious wounds and injuries, as well as those veterans suffering from PTSD.

So, at this time, we would like to announce that we will be sponsoring a fundraising effort for veterans and service animals thru the Montana Wounded Warriors. We would like to enlist your help as a sponsor, volunteer, or as a donor and help us enlighten and educate the public as well as to help those veterans in need.

Details need to be finalized at this time, but as they come together, we will make additional announcements to keep you apprised of our progress.
Thank you

Original Story

Delaware City – Many of our readers have alerted us to an online video that appears to show a woman screaming at a veteran after he brought a service animal into a Delaware City restaurant over the weekend.

The video shows a woman who appears to be angry that restaurant staff allowed a Veteran to bring his PTSD service dog into the restaurant. The video, which has now gone viral, has been viewed over 132,000 times since it was uploaded on Sunday. The video can be viewed HERE

In the video the woman mentions that someone got into her face before the video started. Another woman off camera said she was only trying to explain the service dog law.

Under Delaware’s Equal Accommodations Law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities may bring service animals (under Delaware law, only service animals that assist those with physical disabilities) to any public accommodations.

 

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