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. Full Story
Nebraska TV, The Good Life
NEADS Director of Development, Cathy Zemaitis, discussed NEADS and our Service Dog programs with the host of Nebraska TV's Good Life.
Stacy Berloff, with NEADS service dog Billy, and Myra Berloff, Stacy’s mother and former Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, are the guest speakers. Stacy Berloff has been part of the NEADS family since 1997, when she was matched with her first service dog, Ricki. Billy joined Stacy’s life in 2009. Attendees also will hear the personal stories of the graduating teams and be treated to a demonstration of typical service dog team “on the street” encounters.
Rescue’s assistance for Ms. Kensky includes opening doors, fetching objects, calling for emergency help and many other tasks. At the same time, Rescue also provides Ms. Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, with invaluable emotional support and comfort that has helped transform their lives after the tragedy. Full Story
Soon, however, this manipulation of federal law could be banned by the state government, with a bill calling for the misrepresentation of a pet dog as a service animal to be a civil offense. Full Story