The Seattle Times

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Impostor service animals a growing problem

Wallis Brozman is aided by her service dog, Caspin, while going through a shopping mall in Santa Rosa, Calif. Other victims of unruly fake service dogs are real service dogs, said Brozman, 27, of Santa Rosa. She has dystonia, a movement disorder that left her unable to walk and barely able to talk. "When my dog is attacked by an aggressive dog, he is not sure what to do about it and looks to me. It becomes a safety issue, not only for my dog, the target of the attack, but me if I am between the dogs," Brozman said.