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Fake service dogs could be put in doghouse


    “Service dogs are getting a bad rap from these fake service dogs.”

    Patrick Hamlow

    Pictured above with his service dog Umi riding on Hamlow’s motorized scooter in preparation for bus pickup at Castle Medical Center in Kailua. Umi assists Hamlow with his diabetes by alerting him when his blood sugar is low or high. Umi also can turn on light switches and retrieve water from the refrigerator.

A bill that would fine people who fraudulently represent their pets as service dogs may finally have some bite at the Hawaii Legislature. Read more

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