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NEADS is featured front and center in this two-part story on Fox61 in CT which aired on November 14, 2019. Host: Keith McGilvery, FOX61 There’s nothing 11-year-old Derek Blake loves more than legos, except for his pal Jean who loves nothing more than being by his side. Jean is a service dog, matched with Derek,…
by Steve Friess
NEADS Director of Development, Cathy Zemaitis, was interviewed for this article about fake Service Dogs on Considerable.com.
In Connecticut last week, a state legislative committee heard testimony about a proposal to slap a $150 fine on anyone who misrepresents their pet as a service animal…
WWLP-22’s Mass Appeal welcomed NEADS client Stephanie Smith with Assistance Dog Tootsie, and NEADS Manager of Communications, Audrey Trieschman, to share insights about NEADS programs.
by Meghan Ottolini, Boston Herald
Franciscan Children’s Hospital’s newest employee, Marcus, had an excellent first day on the job.
He did spend much of the afternoon yesterday gobbling treats out of the nurse manager’s hand. Marcus is a 20-month-old black lab who has been trained to act as a therapy dog for the pediatric patients.
“The kids knew he was coming and they were thrilled to visit him,” said Franciscan Children’s CEO Aimee Carew-Lyons. “There’s not enough of Marcus to go around.”
by Lisa Mullins, WBUR
There’s a celebrity at Ralph Wheelock School in Medfield. He has his own mailbox, he gets extra recess time, and he’s Mr. Popularity.
His name is Franklin. He’s a 3-year-old golden retriever-yellow lab mix.
by Torie Wells, CBS6, NY NEADS Director of Development, Cathy Zemaitis, is interviewed for this news story about the issue of service dog fraud. Service dogs make independence possible for many in the Capital Region. The law allows these highly-trained helpers to go just about everywhere a human can. But a growing trend is posing…
By Christopher Mele, The New York Times NEADS CEO, Gerry DeRoche, and Director of Development, Cathy Zemaitis, were quoted in this New York Times article about Service Dog Fraud. Sharon L. Giovinazzo, president and chief executive of World Services for the Blind, was recently walking through an airport with her trained service dog Watson when…
by Allan Jung, Worcester telegram.com FITCHBURG – Service dogs and their people received diplomas Sunday at a NEADS ceremony held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. Full Story
by Photographer Nancy Lane, Boston Herald A collection of photos from the Spring 2018 graduation ceremony. Full Story