Fake Out: How California cracks down on fake service animals

Fake Out: How California cracks down on fake service animals

About a dozen states are considering legislation to crack down on fake service animals. California has the toughest laws regarding fake service animals. Still, trainers and those with service animals say there’s a problem.
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  1. Stephenie Covey on December 23, 2019 at 10:54 am

    How sad! I remember this service golden retriever who sat near me, waiting for his master (who was very impaired in vision) for the entire semester during my calculus class in college. He always smelled of very lovely baby shampoo. I loved his presence. He was beautiful, smart, mature and so dignified. He never made a noise during the entire semester. He was just there, guarding and waiting. Every now and then when I felt so bored, I tried to reach out to tease him to play, but he just gracefully retreated and looked at me with such dignified expression, as if to tell me, "Kid, pay attention, this is not play time." He never let me touch him during the class, yet he did it in a way that was so graceful that I didn’t feel rejected but to respect. I will never forget that dog. I bet he is in heaven now. He is a true service dog. All those pet owners who make their pets the imposters should be criminally charged like those who took up handicapped parking spaces on campus using a fake handicap parking permit.

  2. P Gaven on December 23, 2019 at 11:11 am

    The ADA needs to change the rules…ESPECIALLY in California where people are really scamming the system…I see people with Shizus claiming they are service animals…and the owners…god… the worst ever self entitled attitudes…typically the scrubbiest, disheveled, stench laden males and females I’ve ever encountered in public…ironically many of these people are first to file these BS lawsuits for s payday…so businesses aren’t going to challenge things. The ADA needs to change and create as well and enforce clearer rules for breeds of dogs and REQUIRE people get acutal proof they are disabled. Hey if they require it for parking spots, reduced fares and VA compensation then they SHOULD enforce this for service animals.

  3. Element of Kindness on December 23, 2019 at 11:24 am

    About time. Over the last half dozen years, I’ve seen "service animal" presence increase ten-fold, if not more. I’d estimate that greater than 75% of "service animals" seen in public are fraudulent.

  4. D90Girl on December 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

    And isn’t it amazing how all these ppl with all kinds of mental issues like PTSD, Anxiety, Depression etc, etc….have these YouTube channels with their " fun filled " trips everywhere , driving and laughing and just having a blast with there " service dog " .
    They deliberate get into confrontations just so they can upload it on their channel for ratings and views !?. It’s absolutely outrageous.
    If disabled people need badges for handicapped parking, then these " owners " should need identification for their " service dogs " .

  5. Just Me on December 23, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I agree on cracking down on service animal as long as anyone turning in a false report gets cracked down on, too!! It’s obviously listening to some people that don’t want any dogs in public places, period, and many of them would cause trouble for legit service dog owners. Other people don’t even know the ADA laws regarding service animals but some of those people want to make that determination for their own self. Don’t target just fake animals but everyone that denies a real service animal for any reason except if they are not behaving and/or not housebroken.

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