Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Tip leads to exposé on ‘lawless’ service dog industry

Allen Breed, national enterprise writer, Raleigh, North Carolina, for turning a tip about a service dog trainer with a troubling track record into an exposé on the shocking lack of regulation in the service dog industry. Breed found several examples around the country that highlight what one expert calls a “lawless” industry with a near complete absence of standards and oversight that leaves needy families vulnerable to incompetence and fraud.

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