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Students struggle to find accommodations for emotional support, service animals

January 20, 2022

Students with emotional support or service animals have experienced difficulties finding housing contracts and other accommodations because of a lack of understanding for the roles their animals play. A little over a year ago, 23-year-old commercial music major Michelle Howard said she found herself in need of some help, as starting college far from home […]

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Congressional bill would end public housing ban on specific dog breeds

December 30, 2021

Donald Morehead, a Real Change vendor for more than 20 years, says he runs into problems “all the time” when would-be landlords learn he has two blue nose pit bulls. “All they know is what they see on TV,” Morehead said, “which is all negative. “Whenever you go to a rental project, they ask if […]

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Congressional bill would end public housing ban on specific dog breeds

December 30, 2021

Donald Morehead, a Real Change vendor for more than 20 years, says he runs into problems “all the time” when would-be landlords learn he has two blue nose pit bulls. “All they know is what they see on TV,” Morehead said, “which is all negative. “Whenever you go to a rental project, they ask if […]

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Therapy Dog Who Lost His Legs–But Not His Hope–is Named 2021 Hero Dog of the Year

November 21, 2021

  More than a million Americans voted on their favorite ‘Hero Dog’ finalist this year—and after a deliberating VIP panel of dog experts and judges, the winner was crowned at the American Humane Hero Dog Awards gala in Palm Beach, Florida this month. Boone – American Humane, Hero Dog Award A four-year-old hound mix named […]

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UBER ORDERED TO PAY $1.1 MILLION FOR REFUSING SERVICE DOG

October 17, 2021

Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1m to a blind woman who was refused rides on 14 occasions with her service dog. Lisa Irving said on some occasions, drivers were verbally abusive, or harassed her about transporting her service dog, Bernie, in the car. One driver allegedly cut her trip short after falsely claiming to […]

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UBER ORDERED TO PAY $1.1 MILLION FOR REFUSING SERVICE DOG

October 17, 2021

Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1m to a blind woman who was refused rides on 14 occasions with her service dog. Lisa Irving said on some occasions, drivers were verbally abusive, or harassed her about transporting her service dog, Bernie, in the car. One driver allegedly cut her trip short after falsely claiming to […]

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Suspect escapes on moped after he shot service dog before killing owner

October 5, 2021

Suspect escapes on moped after he shot service dog before killing owner

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Viral reports that US left service dogs in Afghanistan

September 14, 2021

Pentagon denies, criticizes viral reports that US left service dogs in Afghanistan Matthew Brown USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is disputing claims that it did not evacuate all dogs that worked with the United States during operations in Afghanistan after viral images and reports to the contrary. In the closing days of America’s longest […]

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TV and radio personality Bobby Bones talks to FOX 5’s Steve Chenevey about providing service-dogs

September 14, 2021

 

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Biden signs bill providing service dogs for the struggling..

September 7, 2021

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a pilot program to connect veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs. The Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act — PAWS — requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a five-year program to provide service dogs and training to veterans with PTSD. […]

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New Rules Barring Emotional Support Animals

August 17, 2021

Military.com | By Patricia Kime The Air Force has ended its policy allowing emotional support animals on military charter flights overseas — an abrupt move that has sent some service members and families scrambling to book alternative transportation for their pets. Air Mobility Command announced Aug. 2 that “effective immediately” a policy change has been […]

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Police Search for Stolen Emotional Support Dog

July 17, 2021

A woman moved to the Bay Area and while looking for a place to live, had her rental car stolen. But the bigger problem was — her dog was inside. Ian Cull reports.

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TOP 37 Questions About Service Dogs Answered By The ADA

July 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a […]

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Emotional support animals getting left behind

July 13, 2021

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), LeAnn Egeto is passionate about training her miniature pinscher, Habibi, to serve as an emotional support animal. Professionally, Egeto has seen clients connect with animals after recalling a traumatizing event from their past. Personally, she’s experienced the benefits of having the comfort and support of an animal. […]

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Family says Five Guys restaurant refused service due to service dog

July 12, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – One family says they were discriminated against when they brought their service dog inside a local restaurant. The family says they went inside Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Columbiana Drive and the manager told them the service dog wasn’t welcome because of the dog hair. Carlie is a nine pound […]

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Family says Five Guys restaurant refused service due to service dog

July 12, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – One family says they were discriminated against when they brought their service dog inside a local restaurant. The family says they went inside Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Columbiana Drive and the manager told them the service dog wasn’t welcome because of the dog hair. Carlie is a nine pound […]

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AG resolves case after Tucson business allegedly refused service to veteran with service dog

June 30, 2021

A civil rights case involving a service animal in Tucson has been settled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A civil rights case involving a service animal in Tucson has been settled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. In March 2020, a veteran filed an Arizona with Disabilities Act complaint of […]

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Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

June 2, 2021

When Luke Hengen’s diabetes worsened in his early twenties, it stripped him of the outdoor activities where the country kid felt at home. Countless wilderness adventures and years of hard-fought football games took a toll on his body, to the point where he could no longer sense when his blood sugar was too high or […]

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Family raising money to pay for diabetic alert dogs for children

May 5, 2021

A yellow lab diabetic alert dog named Mylo helped alert Mandy Grier when her blood sugar started to fall to dangerous levels, often before she even knew something was going on. Grier’s Type 1 diabetes, which was diagnosed when she was 7 years old, was severe enough that she couldn’t be left alone much. She […]

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THERAPY ANIMALS VS. SERVICE ANIMALS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

May 5, 2021

The Pasadena Humane Society is offering a free virtual webinar on Wednesday, April 28, to guide people about the difference between therapy animals and service animals. Kim Kane, a volunteer at Pet Partners, will lead the discussion, showing how those two types of animals differ, as well as teaching the benefits of therapy animals. Canine […]

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