Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Guide Dogs2067515

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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 along with other editorials where people rant and complain about people they believe to be abusing the machine. You hear some complain that they to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant that they don't believe is a "real" service dog, forms of languages complain that the neighbors have a pet inside a "no pet" building because they claimed the animal is esa letter.

Some of the commentary posseses an indignant tone, and some people are downright angry.

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

For one, it can it harder to navigate bureaucracy around the globe when your claim of your disability as well as 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 machine, it can cause these phones look suspiciously at all claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun asking for proof of status, despite the fact that asking for written or other evidence isn't necessarily legal, although many people who just love legitimate service animals and emotional support animals haven't 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 people that make registrations services just like the Service Animal Registry of California so fundamental to legitimate owners.

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

So, perform some people scam the system, or game the law? Sadly, the answer is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and people can make an effort to take advantage of many systems that people as a society applied to protect the rights of people 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 people that lie on their tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

However that percentage of abuse, which around service animal laws is hopefully small, is arguably a very small price to pay when compared to the higher goal of promoting access and equality for many.

In the end, you cannot control any system making it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few people who scam service animal laws will be the price we gladly pay to ensure that the disabled within the great state of California have equal access under law.