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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This definition of service animal is consistent with the current ADA.
11) The number of service animals being placed with individuals
A public agency can have a service animal removed from the premises if it is out of control and the handler does not take control, or if the animal is not housebroken.
1995), the Seventh Circuit held that a deaf tenant could be entitled to keep his dog if he could show that the animal was necessary as a service animal.
He also accused Tempel of being "uncooperative," told her that the dog had not behaved like a service animal, and informed her that she should speak with the agency's ADA coordinator and also get an LTD-approved carrier for the Chihuahua.
There are many documented instances when a parent has advocated for a student to have a service dog at school, only to be informed by the rest of the IEP team that the service animal is not necessary at school.
Owners agree that the law helps disabled persons seek relief, whether that is a child needing a service animal to alert her to an impending seizure or a veteran with PTSD who requires the comfort of an emotional support animal.
American Airlines later issued an apology, and the American Humane Association is calling on them and all airlines to better train their staff to meet the needs of our nation's brave veterans and others who require the help of a service animal.
For example, if there is a shooter on campus, you want to know who has PTSD and how you can help them and their service animal.
Amazing Pet Expos, which produces the Richmond Pet Expo, strictly prohibits the retail sale of any items related to service animal certification documents, service animal ID cards, service animal vests, and any other service animal designating item.
The organization's intent is to have a National Service Animal Protection Law with criminal penalties, so pet owners will be motivated to exercise care to control their dogs in public, says Don Brown, legislative committee chair.
For purposes of US law, the ADA [as amended] defines a service animal as:

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