Court Denies Food Stamps For Man’s Dog

It looks like food stamp privelages won’t be extended to pooches anytime soon.

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Tuesday against James Douris–a disabled, unemployed veteran who lives alone and relies on the dog to pull his wheelchair and fetch items.

Douris says the dog requires supplemental nutrition because of its work on his behalf and should be considered a dependent member of his household where food stamps are concerned.

The court says the law is clear that animals don’t qualify.


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