DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - Last week, we told you about James Steadman, a veteran who was allegedly told to leave the Save-A-Lot in Dexter, Missouri after he walked in with his service dog.
But on Saturday, April 16, Steadman, his service dog Dottie Ann and a dozen others protested outside the grocery store.
Protestors held signs saying "PTSD is invisible and service animals should be allowed anywhere."
Steadman said he is proud and amazed to see so many people supporting him.
"I'm actually surprised that I've gotten so much support on this and I'm happy, believe me," Steadman said. "It's not just for me, it's for anyone who has a service animal."
The Save-A-Lot store manager said they will continue to follow all state and local service animal laws. He said employees only stopped Steadman and his dog because of a possible risk to the store and the customers.
The store management release this statement about the incident:
Management also said the store owner's son is an Iraq War veteran and that he would never tolerate discrimination against vets.