Video: Blind Woman with Service Dog Refused Entry at an Ohio Bakery


Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gabriella Drago has a legal right to bring Freesia into the bakery .
Photo via nydailynews.com

An Ohio bakery is feeling the backlash after an employee refused to let Gabriella Drago and her service dog, Freesia, into the shop on Monday. As with most of these situations, the problem. . .

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DOJ Sues New York School to Support Girl’s Service Dog


Devyn needs Hannah by her side at all times.
Photo via facebook

Seven-year-old Devyn Pereira suffers from Angelman Syndrome; a combination of autism and epilepsy, and her service dog, Hannah, is a huge help. But Hannah’s local school district. . .

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It’s Now Legal to Break Into Cars to Save Dogs in Tennessee


Just because the window is cracked doesn’t mean a dog is safe in a hot car.
Photo via wkrn.com

The march of progress continues, as another state votes to value dogs’ lives more than people’s property. As of the first of this month, you are allowed to break into a car if you see a dog. . .

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New NY Law Would Allow Citizens to Save Dogs in Hot Cars


It’s time that New York protected those who would save dogs from hot cars.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

In most areas, it is only legal for police officers to smash a window and save a pet left in a car to freeze or bake to death. But a life can be lost in the time it takes for police to come, so a. . .

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Who’s Watching the Dog Walkers? No One, Apparently.


Dog walkers and other pet providers are largely unsupervised in Chicago.
Photo via chicagotribune.com

The sight of someone walking a pack of dogs, holding a handful of leashes and a plethora of plastic bags, is commplace in cities across America. But writing in the Chicago Tribune, Bill. . .

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UPDATE III: Charges Dropped Against Man Who Saved Dog from Hot Car


Michael Hammons will not be facing prosecution for breaking a woman’s car window to help a dog.
Photo via 11alive.com

We’ve posted several times about the case of Michael Hammons, a Desert Storm veteran who broke a car window to free a dog trapped inside on a hot day. (See here, here, and here.) The woman who owns the car demanded that police arrest Hammons, and he has been living. . .

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Should the Military Provide Lifetime Care for Retired Service Dogs?


Hoffman and Baddy worked to keep the President safe.
Photo courtesy Charlsie Hoffmann, via yahoo.com

When a human retires from the American military, he or she is guaranteed a lifetime of healthcare through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Military working dogs, however, receive no. . .

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