assistance animal

Trying to find a balance between those who truly have disability and a need for an assistance animal and those taking advantage of the system is a challenge.  This article looks at how this is being addressed in different communities across the country.

“In the last few years, policymakers have considered proposals that typically allow for civil or criminal penalties and fines for misrepresenting an animal as an assistance animal for the purposes of obtaining relief under the law.

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Source: Companion Animal Guidelines Challenged in North Dakota, Elsewhere | National Apartment Association