Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Guide Dogs5576818

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Sadly, many 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 believe to be abusing the device. You hear some complain that they 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 in a "no pet" building since they claimed your pet is emotional support animal letter.

A number of the commentary posseses an indignant tone, plus some people are downright angry.

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

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

Some landlord and business owners have begun asking for proof of status, despite the fact that asking for written or another evidence isn't necessarily legal, and even though 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 produce.

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 important legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it can help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues if the owner can create a simple document which will often fulfill the owner or landlord. Also, when utilizing public spaces, it is usually easier to give over a document having a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting another party browse the information, rather than having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering around the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the system, or game the law? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse the ones can try to take advantage of many systems that we as a society put in place to protect the rights of those that need such protection. As an example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. As well as 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 the area of service animal laws is hopefully small, could well be a very small investment when compared to the higher purpose of promoting access and equality for all.

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