|Basic kit for Service Dog, $79, Complete kit for emotional dog $159 and Deluxe kit for therapy dog is $199. The first two get free passage on airlines. Emotional Dog doesn't do a task. Therapy dog goes to hospitals and nursing homes to comfort people|
I see all these poodle type dogs in every establishment. They are ALL not service dogs. You don't need your friggin' dog at the grocery store for your emotional support. And most of you smell bad enough on the plane. I don't want to sit next to your smelly mutt and have it under my feet too unless it is a REAL service dog. We are all depressed and have anxiety, but we don't all drag around a dog. Get a teddy bear or talk to some human people (they are lonely too) and you won't be so in need of rover every minute of every day. And do not be a faker just so you can take your dog on a plane for free or get your dog in a pet free condo (emotional support dog). Here is all it takes to get your dog designated for Emotional Support:
|Yes in 3 minutes you can qualify for an emotional support dog.|
"Faking makes lots of people angry for valid reasons. And now, in Florida, you can be convicted of a misdemeanor for pretending your pet is a service dog. Yep, you can even do jail time for it under Bill CS.HB 71! The bill states: " ...provides penalty for knowing & willful misrepresentation with respect to use or training of service animal."
The bill passed unanimously. Bipartisan agreement in this day and age is rare but the idea of fakers wandering about pretending their pets are service dogs is universally despised.
Because every time egocentrists (folks who don't understand any perspective other than their own) pretend a pet is a service dog, they endanger some of those long-sought and deserved protections for disabled people. It creates an atmosphere in which business people have to bend over backwards to accommodate fakers.A. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.
Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?
A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws.
According to Florida Law only Service Dogs are allowed in public places:
CS/HB 71 Service Animals - Apparently both parties can agree on something -- The Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-0
Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)
The bill amends Florida’s law related to service animals and aligns it with similar provisions in the American with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. The bill redefines “service animal,” and for the purposes of public accommodation, limits the term to a dog or miniature horse. The bill amends the definition of public accommodation to include a timeshare that is a transient public lodging establishment, and exempts air carriers covered by the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.
The bill requires a business to modify its policies to accommodate the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability. Although a business may not ask about the nature of an individual’s disability, it may ask if the service animal is required because of a disability and what tasks the service animal is trained to perform. A service animal must be on a leash or harness unless it would interfere with the service animal’s ability to perform the tasks it is trained to do, and it must be under the handler’s control. If an animal is not under the handler’s control, is not housebroken, or poses a threat, the business may request its removal. In addition to the criminal penalties in current law, the bill requires a business unlawfully denying or interfering with an individual’s right to use or train a service animal to perform 30 hours of community service with an organization that serves individuals with disabilities.
The bill creates a second-degree misdemeanor for a person who knowingly and willfully misrepresents that he or she is qualified to use a service animal or is a trainer of service animals. In addition to the criminal penalty, an individual in violation of this provision must also perform 30 hours of community service with an organization that serves individuals with disabilities.
Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-0
On Facebook people are angry with me over this. Mainly because they don't acknowledge that FAKE is so bad.