A state judge has ordered a north country man to stop selling service dogs he claims help people who suffer from seizures.
State Supreme Court Justice David Demarest of St. Lawrence County, in issuing a permanent injunction against Seizure Alert Dogs For Life, Inc., says owner Jon Sabin of South Colton failed to provide proof the dogs were trained or affidavits from satisfied customers.
According to Demarest, the German shepherds sold for as much as $18,000 to families with an epileptic child.
The state attorney general submitted affidavits from customers saying their dogs were poorly trained.
Sabin said the dogs sense seizures in advance and are trained to signal for help.
He says his patented equipment works, including magnetic dog collars and cell phone cases dogs bite to summon help.
Friday, May 29, 2015, Watertown, NY
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