Doggie deception: Oklahomans breaking law made to help handicapped
It seems unthinkable.
Oklahomans are breaking a law intended to help the handicapped.
Pet lovers who don’t want to leave their four-legged friends behind are dressing them up to look like service dogs and taking them everywhere.
It’s illegal and unethical but that hasn’t stopped scores of people from slapping a vest and patches on their pooch to impersonate a service dog.
Because of privacy laws, businesses aren’t allowed to ask if the dog is really a service dog or a fake.
For a small price, anyone can buy cape and take their dogs to concerts, get around rental agreements or into restaurants where untrained animals were never intended.
These cheaters are making life more difficult for those who rely on service animals each day.
Lance West is investigating what is being done to stop this despicable crime of doggie deception.
He will have his full report ready at 10 p.m.
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