Kris, KC (retired signal dog) and Chara Waynesboro, VA 11/12/2009 6:35:35 PM This makes me angry, I too am hearing impaired and rely solely on my hearing-signal dog. Plus, doesn't this judge realize he broke the law by stating that this child doesn't need his dog! According to the ADA and HIPPA, the child and his parents do not need to even "PROVE" that this child's impairment requires a dog. My old girl KC and I have been thrown out of public events in the past as well. The difference was that I went to the press and the Department of Justice and this policer officer that was in the wrong, lost his job. Thankfully, we settled out of court. But, how ignorant of this judge. I hate to say though, the parents and the child will win this case, even if it goes to a federal level. Boy, I hate seeing this all over again.