In the News - 2017

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Pets on Planes: Emotional Support or Sham?

December 21, 2017

by Brenda Goodman, MA, WebMD NEADS Director of Development, Cathy Zemaitis, is interviewed for this article on the important issue of Service Dog fraud. More and more people are flying…

Interview: Meet Gerry DeRoche

December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017 Boston Voyager Boston Voyager writes about the hidden gems of Boston and the surrounding areas. NEADS CEO Gerry DeRoche was interviewed as part of a series of…

Rescue, a very good dog, named country’s best

November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 by Eric Moskowitz, The Boston Globe “Rescue, speak,” Jess Kensky said, clutching a treat in her hand as she prepared her service dog Thursday for his…

The Many Ways Service Dogs Can Help

November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 WSQR Talk Radio Katy Ostroff and Kathy Foreman talk with Heidi Godman on Health Check, on WSQR Sarasota Talk Radio. Full Story

NEADS celebrates new service dog teams at Nov. 5 graduation at Monty Tech in Fitchburg

October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Worcester Telegram & Gazette NEADS World Class Service Dogs holds its Fall Graduation Ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, 1050…

How Service Dogs Help People With MS

October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 by Heidi Godman, US News and World Report Service Dogs offer MS patients comfort, companionship and a way to conserve limited energy. Read how Service Dogs…

NEADS dog who aids Marathon bombing survivor gets top ASPCA award

October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Elaine Thompson , Worcester Telegram & Gazette A service dog trained by Princeton-based NEADS is the recipient of the ASPCA 2017 Dog of the Year…

NEADS Service Dog Rescue is Recipient of the ASPCA® 2017 Dog of the Year Award

October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 ASPCA Rescue, a Service Dog lending support to a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, joins a brave fifth grader standing up for animals; and a nonprofit rescue…

Impostor Service Animals Prompt Legislative Proposal

October 16, 2017

by Katelyn Flint, NBC Boston Service dogs play an important role in a person’s ability to live independently, but the rise of “fake service dogs” is becoming a problem. Includes…

Impostor Service Animals Prompt Legislative Proposal

October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Katelyn Flint, NBC Boston Service dogs play an important role in a person’s ability to live independently, but the rise of “fake service dogs” is…

Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs

October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Michael Ollove, The Pew Charitable Trusts Incidents like one that occured in Reading, MA have spurred 19 states to enact laws cracking down on people who…

Proposed state bill cracks down on fake service dogs

September 17, 2017

by Shannon Larson, The Daily Free Press, Boston University It’s typing a quick Google search, filling out a form for false credentials at a small fee and purchasing a “service…

A hard look at the special role of service animals

September 16, 2017

by Gerry DeRoche, in a Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe Fakery puts the work of true service dogs in jeopardy On behalf of NEADS World Class Service Dogs,…

Bill Would Penalize People For ‘Fake’ Service Dogs

September 14, 2017

by Doug Cope, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) – Advocates for service dogs for the disabled were at the State House Tuesday, lobbying for a bill that would penalize those who…

New push to keep people from taking advantage of service animal program

September 12, 2017

by Nichole Berlie, WCVB-TV MA Bill H.2277 is taking aim at people who misrepresent their pets as Service Dogs. Full Story