CBS6 Investigates: Service dog fraud

A happy blue Pit Bull dog wearing a yellow service dog vest

Service dogs make independence possible for many in the Capital Region. The law allows these highly-trained helpers to go just about everywhere a human can.

But a growing trend is posing a problem for both service dogs and their companions: Family pets being passed off by their owners as service dogs in order to take them shopping.

It’s a dangerous situation that’s left some service dogs seriously injured after being attacked.

The danger, the regulations, and the plan that could make service dog fraud a crime. CBS6 News anchor Torie Wells investigates. Tuesday at 6pm.

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