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A mall Santa turns away an autistic girl and her service dog
A scroogy Santa and an unempathetic elf were fired after turning away a little girl and her service dog at a mall in Mission Viejo, California.
Seven-year-old Abcde Santos, who is autistic, waited in line for 30 minutes with her dog Pup-cake, in hopes of having their pictures taken with Santa.
According to Pup-cake's Facebook page, Santa refused the photo op due to his fear of pit bulls. Even when Pup-cake was removed Santa refused to see the little girl. The rejection was devastating to the child.
The mall responded quickly to the family's concerns saying, “We do not condone the behavior displayed by Santa and have worked with our partners at Noerr, the company that hires our Santas, to replace this Santa with one that is more compassionate to our guests' needs. We look forward to welcoming back the Santos family and Pup-Cake for a special Santa experience.”