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

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces and other editorials where people rant and complain about people they feel to be abusing the device. You hear some complain that they to sit near your pet dog at a restaurant they don't believe is really a "real" service dog, varieties complain that the neighbors possess a pet in the "no pet" building because they claimed your pet is esa doctors near me.

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

How does this affect those that legitimately own and make use of a service animal to raised their lives? In many ways.

For one, it can it harder to navigate bureaucracy of the world when your claim of the disability as well as your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. If a landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that some individuals are abusing the machine, it can cause them to look suspiciously at all claimants.

Some landlord and companies have begun requesting proof of status, although asking for written or any other evidence isn't necessarily legal, and even though many people who just love 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 like the Service Animal Registry of California so fundamental to legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it can help shortcut the housing rental and business access issues when the owner can create a simple document which will often match the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it's easier to hand over a document with a simple sentence stating, "This is a service animal" and letting one other party read the information, instead of having a long-winded protracted conversation (or worse, argument) in public, with onlookers listening in and gathering around the discussion.

So, do some people scam the machine, or game what the law states? Sadly, the answer then is "probably yes." In life, there is always room for abuse and people can try to take advantage of many systems that people as a society set up to protect the rights of people who need such protection. As an example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to benefit from free and convenient parking. Not to mention the number of people that 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 price to pay when compared to the higher purpose of promoting access and equality for those.

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