PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — David Keller isn’t a beekeeper and he’s never owned any bees. But when he wanted to prove a point last month, he a beehive as a service animal. Yes, you read that right — a beehive.
A quick web search turns up many service animal registration sites. But Keller’s stunt showed that some of them do very little to verify the animals they’re registering. “They’re very silly. They don’t mean anything,” said Jaymie Cardin, who trains service dogs at AZ Dog Sports in Scottsdale. “You can go pay for a registry on one of those web sites, and basically, you’re just paying for a piece of paper and to put a name on a list.
Keller hopes all the buzz around his beehive stunt proves his point about these registration sites. “It’s making people believe all animals are service animals when they’re not,” Keller said. “And there’s a clear difference.”