Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Guide Dogs9557262

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

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 device. You hear some complain that they to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant they don't believe can be a "real" service dog, varieties complain that the neighbors have a pet inside a "no pet" building because they claimed your pet is esa doctors.

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

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

For one, it can it harder to navigate bureaucracy around the globe when your claim of a disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If a landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the device, it can cause these to look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun asking for proof of status, although asking for written or another evidence is not always legal, and even though 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 produce.

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 help 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 utilizing public spaces, it is usually easier to hand over a document using a simple sentence stating, "This is really a service animal" and letting one other party read the information, rather than having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse yet, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering round the discussion.

So, do some people scam the system, or game what the law states? 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 we as a society put in place to protect the rights of those 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 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 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 to really make it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few people who scam service animal laws will be the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled inside the great condition of California have equal access under law.