Fraudulent Service Dogs a Growing and Serious Problem for People with Disabilities

Jun 26, 2017

Service dog vests and ID cards can be ordered via the internet, often without the need to prove the dog has any training.

It’s a more and more common sight. You’re at the airport or in a store, and you see a dog with a colorful vest walking beside its owner. How do you know the dog is trained and necessary to assist that person? And what’s the problem if a vest or patch was simply ordered off the Web and put on a pet?  Steve Mencher reports about efforts to blow the whistle on service dog fraud.

For more information about Canine Companions for Independence, visit them on the web. And CCI has some helpful hints about how you can help fight service animal fraud.