Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs2849509

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Sadly, some people are asking whether "service animal" laws are 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 feel to be abusing the machine. You hear some complain that they to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant which they don't believe can be a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain that the neighbors use a pet in the "no pet" building simply because they claimed the pet is emotional support animal letter.

A few of the commentary posseses an indignant tone, and some people are downright angry.

How can this affect those that legitimately own and make use of a service animal to raised their lives? In several ways.

For one, it may it more challenging to navigate bureaucracy on the planet when your claim of your disability and your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If your landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that many people are abusing the machine, it can cause these to look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun requesting proof of status, even though asking for written or other evidence might not be legal, although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not taken advantage of registering them, and thus have no such documentation to produce.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business owners that make registrations services such as the Service Animal Registry of California so important legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it can help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues if the owner can produce a simple document that will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is usually easier to give over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is really a service animal" and letting the other party browse the information, rather than having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering round the discussion.

So, do some people scam the system, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and people can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that we as a society applied to protect the rights of those that need such protection. For instance, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. As well as the number of people who lie on their own tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which in the area of service animal laws is hopefully small, might just be 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 to make it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the not enough people who scam service animal laws is the price we gladly pay to ensure the disabled inside the great state of California have equal access under law.