International Assistance Dog Week 2016

A much more positive International Assistance Dog Week message from just last year.

A lot of “quick hit” ones in a short podcast this week, both follow-ups to ongoing things I’ve talked about before and some new things as well.

I talk about my concerns with the direction International Assistance Dog Week has taken; the excellent statement from CCI CEO Paul Mundell about PTS dogs for veterans and the PAWS Act, specifically; the continuing Heeling Autism controversy; some Texas assistance dog stories; and a short but nice “letter to the editor” I read the other day.

This Week’s Stories / Links

 

● International Assistance Dog Week, Aug 7-13, 2016

“Fake Assistance Dogs Cause Legitimate Harm”

 

● PAWS Act – “Veterans With PTS Hearing Testimony”

http://www.cci.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=cdKGIRNqEmG&b=9278967&ct=14845677&notoc=1

http://www.albrittain.com/podcast/podcast-episode-3-h-r-4764-puppies-assisting-wounded-servicemembers-paws-act-2016-subcommittee-hearing/

 

● Heeling Autism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTBYEX4i40c

https://www.change.org/p/saveheelingautism-a-program-that-pairs-guidingeyes-service-dogs-with-children-with-autism

 

● “K-9 Con: A Sheboygan family left without a service dog has a warning for others”

http://fox6now.com/2016/07/17/k9-con-a-sheboygan-family-left-without-a-service-dog-has-a-warning-for-others/

 

● Sherry Magness and Facility Dog Petra

http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/238524/efforts-to-help-smith-county-crime-victims-expanding

 

● Patriot Paws

http://www.rockwallheraldbanner.com/news/local_news/patriot-paws-provides-dogs-for-veterans/article_20b5c62a-493a-11e6-ba0b-8b61b23d306c.html

http://www.wfaa.com/news/years-long-waitlist-for-service-dogs-from-rockwall-non-profit/280900788

 

● Letter: Don’t discriminate against those with service animals

http://www.statesville.com/news/letter-don-t-discriminate-against-those-with-service-animals/article_2e785eb0-533c-11e6-9778-cf92ebe9df08.html