Indiana Bar Owner Refuses to Allow Service Dog Inside, Calls It “Just a Pet”


“He’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” Porter says of the dog that can detect oncoming seizures.
Photo by Becky Malewitz, South Bend Tribune

Here we go again: an Indiana woman who is legally blind and prone to occasional seizures–the result of a cerebral hemorrhage a few decades ago–was denied service at a local bar. As. . .

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Video: Vocal Critics Defeat Arizona Anti-Service-Dog Bill


Critics of a bill that would have banned service dogs pack a hearing room at the state Capitol Thursday.
Photo via azcentral.com

We post frequently about the troubles heaped on service-dog owners by businesses that aren’t familiar with the laws regarding service dogs, and we’ve even pointed out that there are. . .

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CCI Works to Stop Service-Dog Fraud

We have posted many times about the problems created by people who falsely claim that their dogs are service dogs, so they can get the animal into restaurants, on airplanes, and elsewhere they shouldn’t be. Some may think that this is a. . .

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Brooklyn Bar Fights City Ban on Dogs


The Gate has always been dog-friendly, until the authorities clamped down.
Photo via parkslopestoop.com

For almost 20 years, since the bar first opened in 1997, folks who frequented a Brooklyn bar called The Gate have enjoyed the company of furry pals as they downed their microbrews. But last Monday,. . .

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Audio: Great NPR Story on the Movement Against Pet-Store Sales


Cities in several states have passed dog-sale bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard puppy breeders.
Photo via npr.org

A story on NPR yesterday focused on the movement to ban the sale of dogs at pet stores in many towns and cities across Florida.So far, at least 30 bans are in place in the Sunshine State, added to similar laws in California, New Jersey, and other states. Dog advocates argue that. . .

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Mississippi Breeders Charged with Animal Cruelty


Lynne Hackney is arrested Friday outside Bleu Moon Cattle Dogs.
Photo via clarionledger.com

Here’s the kind of story that probably sends legitimate, ethical dog breeders over the edge. A couple in Carriere, Mississippi, were arrested last Friday after authorities discovered more than. . .

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