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Sadly, some individuals are asking whether "service animal" laws are being abused by those that 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 think to be abusing the system. You hear some complain they had to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant they don't believe is really a "real" service dog, or others complain that the neighbors have a pet in the "no pet" building simply because they claimed your pet is esa doctors.

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

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

For one, it can it more difficult to navigate bureaucracy on the planet when your claim of your disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If your landlord or business proprietor has heard negative stories claiming that some people are abusing the system, it can cause them to look suspiciously whatsoever claimants.

Some landlord and business owners have begun requesting proof of status, even though asking for written or other evidence isn't necessarily legal, although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not taken advantage of registering them, and thus have no such documentation to produce.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business people 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 certainly produce a simple document which will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when working with public spaces, it's easier to hand over a document having a simple sentence stating, "This can be a service animal" and letting the other party browse the information, rather than having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public, with onlookers listening in and gathering round the discussion.

So, perform some people scam the device, or game regulations? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse and people 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. Not forgetting the number of people who lie on the tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

But that percentage of abuse, which around 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 many.

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