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New law to curb fake service dogs has fines but ‘not a lot of teeth’

Author: Peter Marcus - December 28, 2016 - Updated: December 28, 2016

People sneaking dogs disguised as “service animals” into public places where pets would otherwise be prohibited might want to think twice in the new year before they face the bite of a fine. A law set to take effect on Jan. 1 will create a petty offense for exploiting the system when someone claims an […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.