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    Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    You see this all the time. Healthy people bringing their smelly dogs into restaurants or libraries or whatever.


    Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals - Business Insider

    june 30 2015
    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday.

    Judges also under the law could make the pet owners spend a month working with organizations serving people with real disabilities.

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    I can see fining them, but jail time?

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    I can see fining them, but jail time?

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    This is Florida. Some folks would pay the fine just to bring their beloved pet with them anywhere. They're far less likely to do it if there is jail time attached.
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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Fine with me. I am sick of old women and their purse pooches everywhere.

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Oh Florida and its statism.

    60 days jail time for this? Seriously?

    As if there aren't already enough people in jail.

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Quote Originally Posted by logansrun View Post
    Fine with me. I am sick of old women and their purse pooches everywhere.
    I doubt those are the people who are doing this as it's pretty impossible to pass off a teacup dog in your purse as a service dog.
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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    I'm thinking life for jay-walking. However, if you're caught with a stern look on your face at the same time, nothing but the chair will do.

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I doubt those are the people who are doing this as it's pretty impossible to pass off a teacup dog in your purse as a service dog.
    A dog that makes you feel better having it around makes it a service dog these days.

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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Quote Originally Posted by logansrun View Post
    A dog that makes you feel better having it around makes it a service dog these days.
    These are not the dogs which are being called "service dogs" and brought into public places under the guise of being service dogs.
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    Re: Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    You see this all the time. Healthy people bringing their smelly dogs into restaurants or libraries or whatever.
    That would be hard to fake, I would think. You have to have an official service dog jacket or whatever. Of course, I guess if you want to spend the money, you could buy one.

    My dogs would never pass for service dogs, even if they had jackets. But I love 'em, anyway!
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