(New York Daily News) Don’t be the pet pest with the fake vest.

A growing number of dog owners are exploiting service dogs, using fake vests, tags and labels to bring their canine companions where they otherwise would not be allowed.

While this may rub some the wrong way, taking Fluffy out to dinner has deeper repercussions: it hurts disabled veterans and servicemen who in turn face issues bringing their real, licensed service dogs into public places.

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