Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Guide Dogs7589206

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Sadly, many people are asking whether "service animal" laws are being abused by people who want to scam the system.

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces along with other editorials where people rant and complain about people they feel to be abusing the system. You hear some complain that they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant that they don't believe is a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain that the neighbors have a pet inside a "no pet" building simply because they claimed your pet is esa doctors.

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

How can this affect those who legitimately own and make use of a service animal to raised their lives? In several ways.

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

Some landlord and business people have begun asking for proof of status, although asking for written or another evidence might not be legal, although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not 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 companies that make registrations services like the Service Animal Registry of California so important 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 that will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is often easier to hand over a document using a simple sentence stating, "This can be a service animal" and letting the 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 around the discussion.

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

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

In the end, you can not control any system to make it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few people who scam service animal laws will be the price we gladly pay to ensure the disabled in the great condition of California have equal access under law.