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Minnesota cracking down on fake service animals: 'It's only right'

A new law in Minnesota will enforce a penalty for anyone falsely presenting their pets as service animals.

Posted: May 7, 2018 10:51 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 6:23 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Minnesota is making it illegal for pet owners to claim their pet as a service animal without proper training.
Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law saying if someone misrepresented their pet as a service animal they can be fined up to $100.
Lawmakers say this bill is helping those who are disabled and need service animals.
Dozens of other states have passed or are considering a similar bill.
This new law goes into effect August 1.

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