Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More nonsense...

Are you f*cking kidding me?

Gas Station’s Dog Must Go, Health Dept. Says

Friday, December 04, 2009 7:33:07 AM
Cody, a 5-year-old Labrador, is not on the payroll but does have his own work shirt and name tag.

CLEARWATER -- A 5-year-old Labrador who has been working at a Pinellas County gas station is about to lose his job.

Cody may not be on the payroll at the BP station on U.S. Highway 19 and Nursery Road, but he has his own work shirt and name tag.

Inspectors with the State Department of Agriculture cited the owner, Karim Mansour, telling him Cody has to go. They say animals aren't allowed in places that sell food.

"I understand the state has a job to do which is to keep people safe," Mansour said. "But at the same time I don't prepare food here. Everything comes from the factory, pre-packaged. I don't see how a dog hair is going to get in a bag of chips or a Snickers bar."

Mansour says he started bringing Cody to work for companionship and protection.

He says no customers have ever complained to him about the dog being there. He says he is looking into his options, but for the time being, he plans to heed the warning and leave Cody home.

According to the FDA, dogs can be allowed in stores under certain circumstances as long as no food contamination can result.

Information from News 13’s Bright House Networks affiliate, Bay News 9, was used in this report.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12/05/2009

    Okay, this just ticks me off. I would love to go into a store and have a friendly dog great me! I'm so sick of government over stepping their limits. Next thing you know they will say we can't have dogs in our homes where we are preparing food or raising children. MORONS!!!~ST