Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs2363196

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Sadly, some individuals are asking whether "service animal" laws are increasingly being abused by people who want to scam the machine.

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces and other editorials where people rant and complain about people they think to be abusing the machine. You hear some complain they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant that they don't believe can be a "real" service dog, or others complain that their neighbors have a pet inside a "no pet" building since they claimed your pet is emotional support animal.

Some of the commentary comes with an indignant tone, plus some people are downright angry.

How does this affect those who legitimately own and employ a service animal to better their lives? In many ways.

For one, it can it harder to navigate bureaucracy around the globe when your claim of a disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the machine, it can cause these phones look suspiciously at all claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun requesting proof of status, despite the fact that asking for written or another evidence isn't necessarily legal, and although many owners of legitimate service animals and emotional support animals haven't taken advantage of registering them, and therefore have no such documentation to create.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business owners that make registrations services just like the Service Animal Registry of California so fundamental to legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it will also help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues once the owner can certainly produce a simple document that will often satisfy the owner or landlord. Also, when working with public spaces, it is often easier to give over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is really a service animal" and letting another party browse the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering around the discussion.

So, carry out some people scam the machine, or game regulations? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse the ones can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that individuals as a society set up to protect the rights of those who need such protection. For instance, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. Not to mention the number of people who lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse retail store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which around service animal laws is hopefully small, is arguably a very small price to pay when compared to the higher goal of promoting access and equality for those.

In the end, you can not control any system making it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the not enough people who scam service animal laws may be the price we gladly pay to ensure that the disabled inside the great state of California have equal access under law.