[Sca-cooks] Service Animal

Deborah Hammons mistressaldyth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 13:56:58 PDT 2009

One of our usual sites for events admits service animals only.  I called and
asked how they verify it.  Our wonderful site owner said they first look for
the working service animal vest.  They also notice whether the owner is
visibly disabled, and if the animal stays either leashed or close to the
owner.  No puppies or kittens or birds.  This is indoors, and by and large
they prefer the service animals not go into the kitchen.

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Martha Sieting <osermart at msu.edu> wrote:

> > 1) Are you disabled (note not able to ask the reason your disabled)?
> > 2) Is that a service Animal?
> > 3) What tasks does he perform to mitigate your disability? (also note
> doesnt
> > give them right to decide if task is good enough sample answers guide
> > animal, siezure alert animal, mobility assist, hearing alert animal, but
> if
> > you ehar things like he helps me with my depression or he calms me down
> > those are emotional support animals and not covered by the ADA which is
> > where service animals are allowed).
> Well, this seems like basically what I said - they can't ask why you need
> the animal and they can't ask for proof of certifications.
> > I would honestly ask about the service cat. There is not honest proof of
> > service animals, well over 90% are owner trained. They do not have to
> have
> > certification (is against the law to actually ask for that). Service
> animals
> > are viewed as durable medical equipment. also falsly claiming an animal
> as a
> > service animal is against the law and is a fineable offense.
> So how does one prove the claim is false if one is not allowed to ask why
> the animal is needed or for proof of service?
> -Helena
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