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Sadly, many people are asking whether "service animal" laws are increasingly being abused by those who 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 feel to be abusing the device. You hear some complain that they had to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant which they don't believe is really a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain that their neighbors possess a pet in a "no pet" building simply because they claimed the animal is esa doctors near me.

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

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

For one, it can it harder to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of a disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If a landlord or company owner 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, even though asking for written or another evidence isn't necessarily legal, and although many people who just love legitimate service animals and emotional support animals never have 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 help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues if the owner can produce a simple document that will often fulfill the owner or landlord. Also, when working with public spaces, it is often easier to give over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is really a service animal" and letting one other party browse the information, instead of having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering round the discussion.

So, do some people scam the system, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and individuals can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that we as a society applied 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 that lie on their 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, might just be a very small investment when compared to the higher purpose of promoting access and equality for many.

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 ensure the disabled in the great state of California have equal access under law.