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

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces and other editorials where people rant and complain about people they believe to be abusing the device. You hear some complain they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant that they don't believe is really a "real" service dog, or others complain that their neighbors have a pet in a "no pet" building simply because they claimed your pet is esa doctors near me.

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

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

For one, it may it more difficult to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of the disability along with your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If your landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that many people are abusing the device, it can cause them to look suspiciously at all claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun seeking proof of status, despite the fact that 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 therefore have no such documentation to create.

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 will also help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues when the owner can produce a simple document that may often match the owner or landlord. Also, when working with 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 round the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the device, or game what the law states? Sadly, the reply 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 put in place to protect the rights of those who need such protection. For example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. As well as the number of folks who lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which in the area of service animal laws is hopefully small, might just 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 not enough people who scam service animal laws is the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled inside the great state of California have equal access under law.