Service dogs are specifically trained to assist individuals who have disabilities or other health-related concerns. Corbett was joined by Evans and several citizens, who advocated for the legislation. Corbett then ceremonially signed the law at the Susquehanna Service Dogs storefront location at the Harrisburg Mall. The storefront is used for service dog training classes.
Coincidentally, this week is International Assistance Dog Week, an observance created to recognize and raise awareness about these highly trained and hardworking animals. Under the new law, the criminal penalty includes fines of up to $5,000 and, if necessary, the veterinary or replacement costs of the service dog.