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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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A covered entity may not ask the customer or client with a service animal for paperwork supporting his or her need for the service animal; nor may a covered entity ask what his or her disability is.
Finally, on April 19, she returned with the president of Sunstone Service Dogs, a Springfield organization that partners service animals with disabled people.
The FDA Food Codes for 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2005 contain similar content regarding animals except for the exclusion of a discussion of service animals in the 1997 version (FDA, 1997).
seeing-eye dog, hearing dog, seizure-alert dog, and psychiatric service dog) may reveal an individual's disability or the tasks the dog can perform; however, consistent with the ADA, the more generic label service animal grants the individual and his or her dog public access without disclosing the individual's specific disability, if desired [40].
My next experience with a private member's bill was Bill 617 An Act to Provide for the Protection of Service Animals in November 2010.
5(p56251)) A service animal must be house broken, under the control of the handler at all times, harnessed or leashed at all times (unless that restraint would interfere with the performance of the animal's work), and is not subject to size, weight, or breed limitations.
Under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act, for purposes other than housing, the new definition of service animal is "any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability .
To be able to give them something for being a vital part in preparing service animals for wounded warriors .
But proposed changes to the act could narrow the definition of service animals to "a dog or other common domestic animal.
But because training service animals is so different from training other animals, experts recommend taking a course, if possible.
The report for legal professionals includes cases dealing with drug testing, puppy mills, cruelty, custody, farm animals, airlines, pain and suffering, emotional distress, circuses, hunting, wildlife, agribusiness, service animals, breeding, equine, veterinary claims and pet products manufacturing.
Education may be required for roommates and others regarding interactions with the animal, and a facility can require that any service animal be well controlled.

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