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

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

A few of the commentary comes with an indignant tone, and a few people are downright angry.

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

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

Some landlord and companies have begun requesting proof of status, even though asking for written or another evidence isn't necessarily legal, although many those who own 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 business owners that make registrations services just like the Service Animal Registry of California so important 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 will often satisfy the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is often easier to give a document having a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting another party see the information, rather than having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, do some people scam the system, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer then is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and individuals can try to take advantage of many systems that people as a society applied to protect the rights of those who need such protection. As an example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to take advantage of free and convenient parking. Not to mention the number of folks who 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, 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 individuals who scam service animal laws is the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled in the great condition of California have equal access under law.