service animal

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An animal—most commonly dogs, far less commonly capuchin monkeys and miniature horses—which is trained to care for a person with disabilities, especially those with visual impairment, but also those with ambulatory disabilities who are in wheelchairs

service animal

Any animal (often a dog) specially trained to assist a person who is blind, deaf, or disabled in some way.
Synonym: assistance animal
See also: animal
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The ASPCA is pleased to be in a position where we can assist animal shelters in Florida by helping move homeless cats and dogs out of impacted communities to free up much-needed space for owned pets displaced by the storm, said Dick Green, senior director of Disaster Response for ASPCA Field Investigations and Response.
O2E offers many volunteering opportunities in Australia and abroad including turtle rehabilitation and wildlife care and rehabilitation and assist animal welfare organisations in Australia, Ecuador, Malawi, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand and the Galapagos Islands.
Consider that it was a student housing case that determined that, yes, a guinea pig, can be an assist animal for a person with a disability.
Rates start at US $400 per person, per night, and all profits are used to assist animal reproduction programmes at the zoo.
Despite persistent teething problems with the robustness of the systems currently being tested and high set-up costs, Hybu Cig Cymru is still very optimistic that an EID system will eventually be developed to assist animal traceability and operate as a useful management tool for farmers.
That a truly great Catholic university such as Georgetown, as The New York Times notes, should assist animal law in taking "an important step toward legitimacy" suggests somebody there is either inadvertent or unaware of the impact that the school's seeming seal of approval bestows on such a distortion of the traditional Catholic philosophical and theological understanding of the distinction between human persons and animals.
Founded by Luke Gamble in 2003, the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) is a UK registered charity that provides a sustainable veterinary resource to assist animal charities throughout the world.
The increase in workload for animal welfare bodies due to new animal welfare legislation, including the new dog microchipping legislation, and the continuing albeit decreasing reporting of incidences of animal neglect to the Departments animal welfare helpline clearly demonstrates a need to assist animal welfare organisations in their important work.
I NEED postage stamps and old picture postcards to assist animal rescue work.
I NEED used postage stamps and military badges to assist animal rescue work.
an officer was requested to assist animal control with a barking dog complaint on Prescott Street.
I NEED used postage stamps and old picture postcards, military badges, etc, to assist animal rescue work.