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I understand the need for a service animal, as I have one myself. The mother of Scooter commented about needing a note from a medical doctor to get her service animal. Who is requiring this? I do agree with her that state law would make Scooter a "therapy dog" and the ADA states it is a "service animal" and that the ADA would trump the state law, which is true. Which ever law allows for greater protection to the person with the disability will prevail.
Here is a good thought regarding the difference between a Service Animal and a Therapy Animal. A service animal is trained to assist an individual with a disability and a therapy animal is an animal that goes to visit or visits with people in many different environments such as a nuring home or hospital or even hospice patients.
Joel in Corvallis, Oregon
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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