How Do Service Animals Treat People With Disabilities

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The Americans with disabilities Act was signed on July 20, 1990 by George H.W Bush. It prevents discrimination and guarantees the opportunities to live a normal American life for people with disabilities. These opportunities include being able to get a job, being able to purchase goods and services, and being able to participate in state and local government programs and services. Service Animals are defined within the Americans with disabilities act as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” (“Service Animals”.) This basically defines service animals as dogs and only dogs legally. There are cases where people have other service animals such as miniature horses but they are personal service animals and do not fit the requirements to legally be considered one. This may limit the owner’s ability to do things out in public that people with legal service animals may do such as entering public buildings.…show more content…
Under the ADA, “dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals” (“Service Animals”.) For example, if someone suffers from high anxiety, they may have a dog that comforts them in order to calm them down. This dog would not qualify legally as a service

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