Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs5700437

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

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

A number of the commentary has an indignant tone, and a few people are downright angry.

So how exactly does this affect those that legitimately own and employ a service animal to higher their lives? In several ways.

For one, it can it more difficult to navigate bureaucracy around the globe when your claim of the disability along with your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If your landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that some people are abusing the machine, it can cause these to look suspiciously whatsoever claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun requesting proof of status, despite the fact that asking for written or other evidence isn't necessarily legal, although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals haven't 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 people that make registrations services such as the Service Animal Registry of California so vital to legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it can benefit shortcut the housing rental and business access issues once the owner can produce a simple document which will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it's easier to give a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting one other party browse the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, do some people scam the device, or game the law? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse the ones can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that we as a society applied to protect the rights of people who need such protection. For example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. Not to mention the number of folks who lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which in 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 all.

In the end, you can't 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 that the disabled in the great state of California have equal access under law.