Maria, I guess it's like clown visits. You can't bring it in emergency care or post operation care units, but in normal stations. I was asked once, if I would bring the parrot to entertain the old people in a geriatric hospital and longterm care unit. I wanted to, but then he started biting smelly people. I was afraid what the smell of drugs would do. "Service parrot's ferocious attack on frail elder people" was not a good headline to obtain. They had had dogs and even a pony in the garden, but no parrot.
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I couldn't figure out why Washington State laws stated I could not refuse a potential long term tenant due to Service animal, nor could I accept a 'non-refundable pet deposit', due to the animal being considered a 'prescription'.
I DID have a real estate managing this property, thus makes sense, I suppose.
But I did have questions regarding Hawaii laws.
Bingo!! I live on the premises, so questions and concerns have been resolved.
Post by High Priestess on Jun 15, 2017 2:33:07 GMT
Just had another idea from a Reddit thread on service animals...if you as the host happen to clean your house with Tea Tree oil,that could be a reason why you would not be able to accept guests with animals, as Tea Tree oil is toxic to animals including dogs.
Chris Slavin was in an elevator a couple years ago with Earle, her yellow lab service dog, sitting calmly beside her wheelchair. The elevator doors opened and in walked a woman holding a purse. In the purse was a teacup poodle the color of apricots.
The doors closed just as the poodle spotted Earle. That’s when the trouble started. In an instant, the poodle leaped from the purse, flung himself at Earle, and clamped his teeth into the bigger dog’s snout, leaving Earle bleeding onto the elevator floor.
“As soon as this occurred the woman said the poodle was a service dog,” said Slavin, who has a severe spinal injury that requires use of the wheelchair. “She then said he wasn’t a service dog but an emotional support dog. Finally, she admitted he was a pet she just wanted to bring in the building with her.”
Incidents like that one in Reading, Massachusetts, not far from where Slavin lives in Danvers, have spurred 19 states to enact laws cracking down on people who try to pass off their pets as service animals. The push has been gathering steam in recent years: Virginia implemented its new law in 2016, and Colorado followed suit this year. Massachusetts is now considering a similar proposal.