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("Nero" gets an eye exam from Dr. Gus Aguirre at Penn Vet.   Photo by John McDevitt)

At Penn Vet This Month, Free Eye Exams For Service Dogs

“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.

05/20/2015

(A dog undergoes training with the Throw Away Dogs Project.  Photo provided)

K9 Training Fundraiser Tonight in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Nick & Lou’s Pines Diner, in the Penn Pines Shopping Center, says it will donate 20 percent of all guest bills between 4pm and 9pm to the Throw Away Dogs Project.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

File photo (credit: Brad Segall)

Pig Is Not A Service Animal

The legal definition of a service animal are animals that are trained to perform tasks that their handlers cannot do for themselves.

12/30/2014

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I-Team: Fake Service Dogs May Pose Real Problems

Eyewitness News exposes phony service dogs that some say are putting people at risk.

01/17/2014

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Service Animals Must Meet Legal Definition

The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.

01/08/2014

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Penn Veterinarians Doing Free Eye Exams For Service Dogs

Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania say they will conduct free eye examinations next month for service dogs.

04/16/2013

(Gov. Corbett cuddles a service dog-in-training at today's ceremonial signing.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett: New Pa. Law Will Help Protect Guide Dogs From Harm

The governor notes that guide dogs for the blind and other service dogs are trained not to fight back.

08/08/2012

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Defining A Service Animal

Though not defined as service animals, businesses must accommodate the use of miniature horses provided they are housebroken and the animal’s task is directly related to the individual’s disability, like pulling a wheelchair.

05/08/2012