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.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 36°
Albert Lea
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 35°
Austin
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
Charles City
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Rochester
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Tracking an active pattern for the midweek
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Post offices preparing for busiest time of the year

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Tuesday

Image

Last Brick Road in Rochester

${item.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Tracking an active pattern for the midweek

Image

Eagles prep for state

Image

Lime Creek Nature Center is getting a face-lift

Image

"Don't Forget About Us" tour

Image

MNDOT & NWS teaming up for you

Image

Looking at lowering speed limits

Image

The next step for North Broadway

Community Events