Support MA bill that would make false representation of a service animal illegal.

Alyson Cox
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Dear Chairman Brownsberger, Chairwoman Cronin and Honorable Committee Members:

By signing this petition I am indicating my support for H.2277, An Act relative to the misrepresentation of a service animal, filed by Representative Kimberly Ferguson. This bill would make intentionally misrepresenting a pet or other animal as a service animal a civil infraction punishable by a fine and/or community service. H.2277 is crucial in protecting the rights and privileges of those with trained, legitimate service dogs and their access to public spaces. I ask that you report H.2277 favorably from the Joint Committee on Judiciary following its hearing.

  • Romana Lovelock
    Dec 15, 2017
    Dec 15, 2017
    I have been a one-on-one dog trainer for 20 years as well as an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program. I have also been a certified evaluator for Therapy Dogs International and Pet Partners. I know what it takes for a dog to pass any of the above mentioned tests, with Pet Partners being the most difficult and expansive of a dog's temperament and training. I have been very dismayed by the misrepresentation of "service dog" and "emotional support dog" when this dog and owner have not been trained nor tested but are allowed to go anywhere.
  • Kai Alexis Price
    Dec 09, 2017
    Dec 09, 2017
    United States
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec 08, 2017
    Dec 08, 2017
    I wholeheartedly support this bill as a dog owner/lover and some one who gets very indignant at any kind of fraudulent activity. I support dogs PERIOD.
  • Abby Shuman
    Dec 06, 2017
    Dec 06, 2017
    United States
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