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Securing access for assistance dogs


Large fines and shame-faced apologies may be helping to turn the tide against those who refuse access to assistance dogs. This article, written by Fiona and read by Nicki, recounts the stories of people who have found redress after their assistance dogs were not allowed into shops, cafes, hospitals and taxis.


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Organisations large and small have had to eat humble pie recently after refusing entry to assistance dogs

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  • Fiona

    Fiona worked as a journalist with local and national newspapers for 12 years before joining local government as a press officer. She also volunteered for several charities, including Mary's Meals, Citizens Advice Scotland and Argyll Talking Newspapers before joining TNF Soundings and returning to her roots of sourcing and writing news articles.

  • Nicki

    Recently retired after many years in Contract and Programme Management I am now happily a volunteer, following my passion for the spoken word by contributing to TNF Soundings.

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