Service Animals In the Library
Service animals must meet the definition stated in the Amendment to the Americans With Disabilities Act, Subtitle A of Title II (42 USC 12131): As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA
- The animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it
- The animal is not house broken
- The animal is behind the Coffee Shop counter where food is prepared
The handler will be given the opportunity to participate in the service, program or activity without having the service animal on the premises.
The service animal shall be under the control of its handler by means of
- harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability
- or otherwise under the handler’s control by voice, signals, or other effective means
The library is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal.
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