Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs6991127

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

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces as well as other editorials where people rant and complain about people they think to be abusing the device. You hear some complain that they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant which they don't believe can be a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain their neighbors have a pet in a "no pet" building because they claimed your pet is emotional support animal letter.

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

So how exactly does this affect those who legitimately own and use 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 a disability and your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or business owner has heard negative stories claiming that some people are abusing the system, it can cause these phones look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business people have begun seeking proof of status, although asking for written or any other evidence isn't necessarily legal, and even though many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals never have 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 like the Service Animal Registry of California so vital to legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it will also help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues if the owner can create a simple document which will often satisfy the owner or landlord. Also, when utilizing public spaces, it's easier to give over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting another party see the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the system, or game the law? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In everyday life, there is always room for abuse and individuals can attempt to take advantage of many systems that individuals as a society applied to protect the rights of those that need such protection. For instance, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to benefit from free and convenient parking. Not to mention the number of people that lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse shop return policies, or do other bad acts.

But that percentage of abuse, which in the area of service animal laws is hopefully small, is arguably a very small investment when compared to the higher goal of promoting access and equality for those.

In the end, you cannot control any system to really make it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the not enough people who scam service animal laws is the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled within the great state of California have equal access under law.