The qualifications of service animals are becoming a contentious issue as more pet owners apply for certification. Some patients register their companions as “Emotional Support Animals” but critics suggest the category is being misused and distracts other service animals from their duties. This article by Robby Berman at BigThink.com the controversy in detail.
In the pilot episode of a new podcast from Cronkite News, a reporter examines the relationship between a woman with autism and her service dog. The service animal is trained to help reduce anxiety in a person. Read more
In the case of a now-13-year-old Michigan dog battling in court over her right to bring a service dog to school, the Supreme Court has ruled that her family should be allowed to forego a bureaucratic process in lower courts.Read more
After a man and his service dog were refused entry through an emergency gate in a D.C. metro station, the agency has reversed its policy, and will now allow service dogs through. Read more
Six years ago, Ned Rogers was a 22-year-old college student in Arizona when he was in a catastrophic car accident that left him a quadriplegic and severely brain damaged.
People don’t see Kay Tunney’s disability. It’s nearly invisible. It’s Mulligan Sue, the little white dog she takes everywhere, that makes her noticeable.
Glenn Belcher and his dog Sky enjoy walking and playing in Cheesman Park, but Walker couldn’t get his dog there without a fight.
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with Blockbuster Inc. designed to ensure equal access at more than 3,000 Blockbuster retail stores for disabled customers who use service animals.
Neil Patrick Harris is the narrator of a PBS documentary exploring the bond between service dogs and those they help.
Every day, Scooter Givens tries to hit his third-grade classmates and instructors at Patterson Elementary where he attends class for children with severe autism.