August 19, 2015

What's the Harm in Faking a Service Dog?


What's the Harm in Faking a Service Dog?

Image courtesy of Huffington Post


"You can easily register a fake service animal online and have really nice paperwork to prove its necessity. Do you see how the preponderance of fake service animals is making it harder for disabled people with legitimate service animals to get around?

While it's tempting to buy a fake vest online and bring your beloved pet everywhere, think about what you are really saying. Think about what your actions are doing to the community of disabled people who rely on their animal partners to function. If that isn't enough to sway you from faking a service animal, CBS News reported that: under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it's a federal crime to use a fake dog. And about a fourth of all states have laws against service animal misrepresentation."

To read more of Lara Lillibridge's article click here: Huffington Post