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 with pets they call necessary for emotional support. Sharon Giovinazzo goes so far as to call them something else: four-legged terrorists. That may seem harsh.…

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 articles featuring interviews with Boston’s most inspiring businesses. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details…

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 big moment at the ASPCA Humane Awards, where he was receiving 2017 Dog of the Year honors. Full Story

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 Westminster St. in Fitchburg. The public is invited and welcome. Stacy Berloff, with NEADS service dog Billy, and Myra Berloff, Stacy’s mother and former Director…

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 can help in this article which includes interviews with NEADS clients and staff. Full Story

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 award. The dog, Rescue, provides essential support to Jessica Kensky, who became a double amputee as a result of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue’s…

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 group working to assist working military and police K9s as recipients of the ASPCA® 2017 Humane Awards. Full Story

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 interviews with NEADS staff and clients. Full Story

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 becoming a problem. Includes interviews with NEADS staff and clients. Full Story