Tad Tadesse and his service dog, Rosie, pose for a portrait Monday, October 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Tad Tadesse and his service dog, Rosie, pose for a portrait Monday, October 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Petition launched to increase SFMTA’s awareness of service dogs on Muni

A man who was kicked off a Muni cable car for having his service dog with him has launched an online petition, requesting that the SFMTA train its drivers to better handle service dog situations.

SEE RELATED: Man says he and service dog are frequently kicked off Muni

Tad Tadesse told the Examiner that he and his service pit bull Rosie have been kicked off Muni transit systems more than 20 times. “Muni has sent me apologies in the past, but they need to do more. If I’m being harassed this much for having my service dog with me on public transit I’m sure other people are having issues, too,” he wrote on the petition’s site.

SEE RELATED: SFMTA board asks agency to clarify rules for service dogs on Muni

So far 40,849 signatures have been collected, but only 147 of those are logged as being from San Francisco residents.MuniPetitionpit bullsservice dogsTransit

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