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Phoney guide dogs a worrisome trend

Date added: Friday, December 6, 2013

"Easy Internet access now means that people are purchasing fake vests, harnesses and identification to allow them to take their pets into public places where they would not otherwise be able to go. Some have even tried to travel internationally with their pets or to obtain discounts from their veterinarians by making such false claims.

Guide Dog Users of Canada, a nationally registered charity that assists guide dog users and educates the public on the benefits of guide dog use, deplores this situation because of the threat it creates to the legitimate access rights of blind and partially sighted guide dog teams."

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