Fake Service Animal Registrations Making It Harder For Those Who Really Need Them

CBS2 New York's Alice Gainer reports.

child in wheelchair with Canine Companions service dog sitting next to them

New York, New York

John Morrison and Tender, his service dog, have only lived together for about a year and a half, but they’re already inseparable.“He’s like my best friend,” Morrison says. Morrison relies on his service dog to help with everyday tasks that he may not be able to complete on his own, like picking up a pen, opening a door or closing a drawer. Despite his wheelchair, Morrison says he does get questioned about whether Tender is a legitimate service dog because it’s become so common for people to falsely and illegally register a regular pet as one.

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