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Sadly, many people are asking whether "service animal" laws are now being abused by those that want to scam the machine.

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

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

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

For one, it may it harder to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of the disability along with your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or business owner has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the device, it can cause these phones look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business people have begun requesting proof of status, even though asking for written or another evidence isn't necessarily legal, and even though many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals haven't 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 people 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 once the owner can certainly produce a simple document that may often match the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is usually easier to give a document using a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting one other party see the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse yet, argument) in public places, with onlookers listening in and gathering round the discussion.

So, carry out some people scam the machine, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse the ones can try to take advantage of many systems that we as a society applied to protect the rights of those who need such protection. For example, 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 the area of service animal laws is hopefully small, is arguably a very small price to pay when compared to the higher purpose of promoting access and equality for all.

In the end, you can not control any system making it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few individuals who scam service animal laws may be the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled in the great state of California have equal access under law.