Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs7561385

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

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

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

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

For one, it may it harder to navigate bureaucracy on the planet when your claim of a disability along with your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If your landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the machine, it can cause these to look suspiciously whatsoever claimants.

Some landlord and business people have begun seeking proof of status, even though asking for written or any other evidence is not always legal, although many people who just love legitimate service animals and emotional support animals haven't taken advantage of registering them, and thus have no such documentation to create.

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 vital to legitimate owners.

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

So, do some people scam the system, or game the law? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse and people can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that individuals as a society put in place to protect the rights of those who need such protection. As an example, 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 retail store return policies, or do other bad acts.

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

In the end, you can not 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 ensure the disabled within the great condition of California have equal access under law.