Service Animals, Emotional Support, and Guide Dogs8959605

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Sadly, many people are asking whether "service animal" laws are being abused by those that 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 feel to be abusing the machine. You hear some complain that they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant which they don't believe is really a "real" service dog, or others complain their neighbors have a pet in a "no pet" building since they claimed the pet is how to ask doctor for emotional support animal.

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

How does this affect people who legitimately own and employ a service animal to raised their lives? In lots of 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. If your landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that many people are abusing the device, it can cause these phones look suspiciously whatsoever claimants.

Some landlord and business people have begun requesting proof of status, even though asking for written or any other evidence is not always legal, and although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals never have taken advantage of registering them, and so have no such documentation to make.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business owners that make registrations services just like 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 create a simple document that will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when working with public spaces, it is usually easier to hand over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This can be a service animal" and letting the other party read the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the device, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer then is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse and people can try to take advantage of many systems that individuals as a society applied to protect the rights of those that need such protection. For example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. Not forgetting the number of people who 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, could well be a very small investment when compared to the higher goal of promoting access and equality for many.

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