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

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 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, forms of languages complain that the neighbors possess a pet in the "no pet" building since they claimed your pet is emotional support animal letter.

Some of the commentary has an indignant tone, and a few people are downright angry.

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

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

Some landlord and companies have begun seeking proof of status, although asking for written or any other evidence isn't necessarily legal, and although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not taken advantage of registering them, and so have no such documentation to create.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business owners that make registrations services 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 if the owner can create a simple document that may often fulfill the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it's easier to hand over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is really a service animal" and letting the other party see the information, instead of having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse yet, argument) in public, with onlookers listening in and gathering around the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the system, or game the law? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse the ones can attempt to take advantage of many systems that people as a society set up to protect the rights of people who need such protection. For instance, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to benefit from free and convenient parking. As well as the number of people who lie on their tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse retail store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which in 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 those.

In the end, you can not control any system to really make 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 within the great condition of California have equal access under law.