On Thursday, Oct. 11, People for Animal Welfare (PAW) held its event “Puppies and Pizza” in the Diversity Center.
Today readers might not know that service dogs can be any breed or a trained mutt from the local shelter or a seasoned Service Dog like a previously trained Labrador, for example. Today, we are more aware of Service Dogs because of the visibly disabled; however, not every disability is visible.
Without her service dog, Nala, Nicole Sorchinski says she isn’t sure whether she’d still be around today.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Eduardo Dieguez believes in second chances, for himself and for his four-legged friends.
“If it wasn’t for one of these guys,” Dieguez says referring to his dog, “I wouldn’t be around.”
It is easy for anyone who wants to pretend they have a service dog to do so. There are vests and certificates you can find online, even from such a mainstream site such as Amazon. When it comes to emotional support animals, it is equally easy to find a place to get a phony certification.
The University of Mississippi following public outcry has reversed course and is again allowing a service dog in the classroom with her handler, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
For thousands of Americans, a service dog acts as a lifeline to independence, dignity and sometimes even survival.
The province has launched a new campaign for businesses to show their support of service dogs and their owners.