Viral post sparks very important psa about service dogs

 

 

 

A viral social media post sparked a very important PSA about service dogs and what to do if one approaches you.

Melissa Hope (@lissalet on twitter) shared a note to educate people about service dogs after a woman fell down and the woman’s service dog ran to an adult for help.

In her post it explained a service dog assumed their owner was suffering a seizure when they fell down and went to an adult for help but the adult he was trying to summon was “swatting him away and telling him to go away.”

 

 

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Thankfully this wasn’t an emergency and a lot of people online decided to share this PSA because they had no idea that’s what a service dog would do if it was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The very important line in this story is, “If a service dog without a person approaches you, it means the person is down and in need of help.” And “Don’t get scared, don’t get annoyed, follow the dog!”

 

 

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