|Barked: Mon Oct 14, '13 12:42pm PST |
|ADA is a Federal law, so it trumps state, county, and municipal laws. If you are refused support for a claim of discrimination, sue the the po-po too, because the discrimination is not against the dog, it's against you, the disabled individual!
SDiT's may not have the same access as a fully trainied SD, but the trainer does. Since a PSDiT must be, by the very nature of it being a PSD, trainied by the handler, (you), you can make a case for equal access.
As for the license, most states do issue a permanent, cost-free service dog license. However, as the ADA does not require any service dog to have special tags, vests, certifications, registrations, or anything else that indicates that it is a service dog, you don't need to get it to live in a state, or pass through a state, unmolested. It's just another thing you can do to keep ignorant people off your back, and save a few bucks on annual renewals.
Also, in case you aren't aware, you can write off any and all expenses associated with your service dog, ie, food, equipment, vet bills, licensing, etc, on your income taxes.
Don't let yourself be bullied! Contact the DOJ via the contacts listed in the implementation regulations for the appropriate title of the ADA and file a complaint!
Edited by author Mon Oct 14, '13 12:48pm PST