Family denied rescue dog because son has autism files Ontario human rights complaint

A Listowel, Ont., woman has filed a human rights complaint against Kismutt Rescue after the non-profit said her family wouldn't be able to adopt a dog for her nine-year-old son because he has autism.

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Les Landry 👨🏾‍🦼♿ #PeopleFightingPoverty
Les Landry 👨🏾‍🦼♿ #PeopleFightingPoverty
6 · 8 days ago · Twitter

The best thing for a child with autism is a dog. I suggest they may want to contact @dogs_wings. They are ADI Certified and specialize with autism assist dogs.

Wise Old Elf
Wise Old Elf
5 · 7 days ago · Twitter

I wasn’t allowed to adopt a rescue cat because we had kids, period. So not sure what’s going on here, but I thought the primary concern here was the welfare of the animal, not entitlement to adopt them