A man and his dog walk into a bar. No, this is not the beginning of a corny joke but of a real-life dilemma many businesses, including bars, face on a regular basis. Dogs are not allowed in many public places unless they are service animals, as defined by state and federal law. But with the growing problem of people passing off their pets as service dogs and businesses attempting to make a profit by fraudulently selling worthless identification cards and other documentation, how can you balance the rights of individuals with disabilities and those of your business? Advocates for Service Animal Partners (ASAP) is here to help you navigate this dilemma!
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern, Advocates for Service Animal Partners will host a free webinar entitled, “Is This a Service Animal?” Whether your business is a bar, restaurant, hotel, health care facility, professional office, or other place to which the public is invited, this webinar will help you understand your rights and responsibilities under state and federal law. Topics covered will include
*What is and is not a service animal?
*How can my staff tell the difference?
*Balancing mutual rights & responsibilities
*Can I exclude a service animal?
*If I exclude a service animal, how can I protect myself from a lawsuit?
Space is limited and on a first come first served basis. We anticipate a large response for this important webinar, so please register early.
We look forward to working with you to create sound policies and protocol concerning service animals that protect the mutual rights and responsibilities of your business and its disabled patrons who use service animals. If you would like more information about the programs Advocates for Service Animal Partners provides to support your business, please complete the following online inquiry form and someone will contact you at a time that is convenient for you.
If you attend….
WHAT: Is This a Service Animal? Free Webinar
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
TIMES: 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Anywhere and everywhere on Zoom
Advocates for Service Animal Partners (ASAP) is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to supporting, enhancing, and protecting the civil rights of disabled individuals who use service animals to mitigate their disability and live full, productive, and independent lives. ASAP is a nationwide network of volunteer service animal advocates. Our goal is to encourage, educate, and support service animal handlers through printed and electronic publications, Informational webinars, recorded educational materials, and direct advocacy support, intervention, and mediation. In support of this mission, we also work to educate employers, governmental entities, private companies, housing accommodations, and the airline industry about the rights, responsibilities, and limitations of access under state and federal law. For more information, please contact
Marion Gwizdala, President
Advocates for Service Animal Partners Inc.
Please register now!