Good Dogs and the Law: Service, Emotional Support, Therapy and Facility Animals
Service animals, emotional support or comfort animals, therapy animals, and facility dogs — enter the sometimes confusing world of dogs and the law. What are the differences between each and what laws affect each category?
This webinar will examine:
Section 35.136 of the Americans with Disabilities Act which covers service animals, reasonable accommodations as it pertains to housing and air travel under the Fair Housing Act and the Air Carrier Access Act for emotional support/comfort animals, how therapy animals differ from the above categories with generally no special rights of access, how facility dogs are used by prosecutor’s offices, Children’s Advocacy Centers, law enforcement, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs and family courts including best practices when setting up a facility dog program.
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