Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, said such incidents may get laughs, but the issue is serious to those with disabilities. He has brought to committee hearings people who say fake service animals can disrupt businesses and some have reported their legitimate service animals have been injured by animals who have not been trained. (Capitol Chatter)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — People who pass their pets off as service animals in Minnesota may soon face a $100 fine under a proposed law. 119 more words
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Imagine being terrified to step out the door in the morning. Being terrified that someone might come up behind you in Walmart. 1,673 more words
When Nancy Stevens, who is blind, moved to Bend 10 years ago, restaurant owners would sometimes prevent her from bringing her guide dog inside. But these days, dogs can be found in offices, shops and even places like grocery stores.Stevens notices a bigger canine presence in airports, and she knows the traveling pooches aren’t trained service dogs because she hears their nonstop barking. 24 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers are cracking down on people who pretend to have service animals.
Minneapolis resident Terri Krake said her service dog, Brody, means the world to her. 272 more words