CBS6 Investigates: Service dog fraud
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 a problem for both service dogs and their companions: Family pets being passed off by their owners as service dogs in order to take them shopping.
It’s a dangerous situation that’s left some service dogs seriously injured after being attacked.