Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs4797543

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Sadly, some individuals are asking whether "service animal" laws are being abused by those that want to scam the system.

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

A few of the commentary has an indignant tone, plus some people are downright angry.

So how exactly does this affect people who legitimately own and employ a service animal to higher their lives? In lots of ways.

For one, it can it more difficult to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of a disability and your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the machine, it can cause these to look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun seeking proof of status, despite the fact that asking for written or another evidence might not be legal, and although many owners of legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not taken advantage of registering them, and thus have no such documentation to make.

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

Although registration is optional, it will also help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues if the owner can certainly produce a simple document which will often satisfy the owner or landlord. Also, when working with public spaces, it is usually easier to give a document using a simple sentence stating, "This can be a service animal" and letting one other party see the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse yet, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the system, or game what the law states? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and people can attempt to take advantage of many systems that we as a society put in place to protect the rights of people who 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 that lie on their own tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse shop return policies, or do other bad acts.

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

In the end, you can't control any system making it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few people who scam service animal laws is the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled inside the great condition of California have equal access under law.