While most people are familiar with the use of seeing-eye dogs
for the sight impaired and do not question their necessity, the public is less aware that federal discrimination laws do not differentiate between physical and mental disabilities when it comes to service animals.
McLean, 76, of 707 Ruggles Hill Road, told selectmen at that meeting he is legally blind and his seeing-eye dog
would not set foot on the pebble-covered sidewalk.
Another major Cannes offering, and a market first from Shochiku, is "Quill," the saga of a Labrador retriever pup taught to be a seeing-eye dog
McLean, 76, of 707 Ruggles Hill Road, told selectmen he is legally blind and that his seeing-eye dog
, Belle, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, refuses to walk on the stone-studded sidewalk.
Madonna spotlighted her Chihuahua in her "Human Nature" video, while Renee Zellweger got her pooch a role as a seeing-eye dog
in "Nurse Betty" and Revolution's Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas cast her dog opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes in "Maid in Manhattan.
Pion was keeping a dog in the no-pets-allowed apartment, he claimed that the mutt was a seeing-eye dog
for his blind father - who was driving over to get it.