Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Guide Dogs4555024

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

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 machine. You hear some complain that they had to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant they don't believe is a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain that the neighbors have a pet in the "no pet" building simply because they claimed your pet is esa letter.

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

How does this affect those who legitimately own and employ a service animal to better their lives? In several ways.

For one, it can it more challenging to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of your disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that some people are abusing the system, it can cause these phones look suspiciously at all claimants.

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

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business people that make registrations services just 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 when the owner can produce a simple document that will often satisfy the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is usually easier to give a document having a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting the other party read the information, instead of having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering around the discussion.

So, do some people scam the system, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer then is "probably yes." In everyday life, there is always room for abuse the ones can attempt to take advantage of many systems that people as a society set up 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. Not forgetting the number of folks who lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

But that percentage of abuse, which around service animal laws is hopefully small, might just be a very small price to pay 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 may be the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled in the great condition of California have equal access under law.