Actually, the service animal should be with the child from an early age if the need is there. This allows for the child to know the animal and the animal to know the child. This will strengthen the bond for the reliance that takes place. Also, what happens when the child is alone at home and needs help, but the parent may not be close, THAT is why the animal is there, to assist. Are you that narrow that you cannot see these people are trying to build a future for their child.
I have no sympathy, empathy, or any other feelings for this shop owner. It seems that he and his business are like a horse with a broken leg, we may have to put it down.
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