Here’s an important message for everyone. Please take a few minutes to read about this issue.
August 7 – 13 is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW)! Per IADW, “International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.”
This year’s theme is public education around “fake” assistance dogs, raising awareness about the harm caused by people posing their untrained pet dogs as “assistance dogs.”
Next week, we will post more pictures like these of Helping Paws service dogs in action.
Here is a press release from IADW and Assistance Dogs International (ADI) about this issue:
Fake Assistance Dogs Cause Legitimate Harm
International Assistance Dog Week and Assistance Dogs International plea:
Don’t be a part of the problem. Fraudulent service dogs create serious issues.
July 24, 2016 | Santa Fe, NM and New South Wales, Australia—As more and more people with disabilities are paired with assistance dogs to…
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