CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appellate court in Chicago says it can’t get involved in a case surrounding a dog named Shaggy.

Shaggy is a service dog Gloria Jean Sykes relies on to keep her calm. An Illinois probate judge in a 2014 guardianship dispute involving Sykes barred her from bringing Shaggy into court.

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Sykes sued in federal court alleging that banning Shaggy violated her disability rights. The lower federal court tossed the lawsuit. And in a ruling this week, the 7th U.S. District Court of Appeals declined to revive it, saying a state court should have first crack at the case.

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The Chicago Law Bulletin cited the lower court judge as saying Shaggy isn’t a bad dog. His written ruling says “Shaggy comported himself well” in probate court before being ordered out.

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